Download e-book for kindle: Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales by Shiho S. Nunes

By Shiho S. Nunes

ISBN-10: 1462911722

ISBN-13: 9781462911721

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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The next moment Stefan bounded out of the shower as if he had been scalded. His l ong hair was sticking to his face and he brushed i t aside with a frightened gesture. H e regarded her for a moment, bewil­ dered. He appeared not to have understood . Then he sprang out of the bathroom j ust as he was and took her in his arms. That face so cool and wet seemed to Ioana to be bathed in tears. Half-consciously she l istened to the water runn ing in the shower . . "* " Iancu Anti m , " Ioana answered readily.

Biris looked a t Stefan a long time quizzically. "You're a strange man , " he sai d . Just then they heard someone kick the door repeatedly and Biris jumped up to open it. There in the entrance stood an old woma n , poorly clad, with a kitchen apron over her faded cal ico dress and worn woolen slippers on her feet. She had brought a tray of sweets and coffee. "Allow me to present you to my aunt, doamna Porumbache , " sa id Biris solemnly, taking the tray. Stefa n went to her and kissed her hand politely.

O n e evening they were returning from a performance of Miss Julie" a t the National Theater. She had been l istening to him d iscuss the play d uring the intermission a nd on the way home she had said to h i m , "I never thought that Miss Julie could be expl a i ned by the magic of the N ight of St. Joh n . You never talk to me about these things . " He had put h is arm around her waist. " I l ove you , " h e told her. " We l ove each other. " S h e knew what h e m ea n t: he th inks that if we talk about Miss Julie I will remember Partenie.

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