By Shiho S. Nunes
Winner of the 2014 Aesop Prize for Children's and younger grownup Literature
Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's publication Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales
2014 artistic baby journal e-book of the yr Award Winner
For millions of years, chinese language storytellers have extremely joyful listeners with tales concerning the price of virtues like honesty, admire, braveness and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of those awesome stories, a few of them relationship again to the 3rd century BCE, and retells them in modern English for a latest audience.
Each of those tales bargains a nugget of historic folks knowledge and stocks facets of chinese language tradition and lore. the entire stories convey the foibles and knowledge of human event with nice humor and affection. And even though the teachings are common, the wit and taste are uniquely Chinese.
Beautifully illustrated by way of a grasp chinese language artist utilizing a patchwork of historic tones and textures, with a deft contact of humor, this e-book will supply nice pleasure to kids and adults alike.
Chinese children's tales include:
the sensible Bride
Stealing the Bell
Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
Cooking the Duck
Scaring the Tigers
The Dragon Slayer
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Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom by Shiho S. Nunes