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Chinese fables : "the dragon slayer" and other timeless tales of wisdom /

by Nunes, Shiho S; Tay-Audouard, L. K [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c2013Description: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780804841528 :; 0804841527 :.Subject(s): Fables, Chinese -- Translations into English | Tales -- China | Fables | Folklore -- China | JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic | JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Asia
Contents:
The practical bride -- The wrong audience -- Stealing the bell -- Sakyamuni and Lao-Tse -- The same sickness -- "Everybody's talking about it!" -- The vigilant sentry -- Kwan Yin, the goddess of Mercy -- The King of Beasts -- A small gift -- Cooking the duck -- What's in a name? -- The same difference -- Scaring the tigers -- The Dragon slayer -- No takers -- The egg -- Welcome guests -- A Change of fashion.
Summary: An illustrated retelling of nineteen fables and tales from China, each of which features a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and introduces aspects of traditional Chinese culture and lore.
List(s) this item appears in: Chinese New Year
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Children's Collection Children's NonFiction j398.2 NUN (Browse shelf) Available 39270003775115

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

**Winner of the 2014 Aesop Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature**

**Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales**

**2014 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner**

For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have delighted listeners with stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of these fantastic tales, some of them dating back to the third century BCE, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience.

Each of these stories offers a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. All of the tales express the foibles and wisdom of human experience with great humor and affection. And although the lessons are universal, the wit and flavor are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by a master Chinese artist using a patchwork of ancient tones and textures, with a deft touch of humor, this book will give great joy to children and adults alike.

Chinese children's stories include: The Practical Bride Stealing the Bell Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy Cooking the Duck Scaring the Tigers The Dragon Slayer

An illustrated retelling of nineteen fables and tales from China, each of which features a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and introduces aspects of traditional Chinese culture and lore.

The practical bride -- The wrong audience -- Stealing the bell -- Sakyamuni and Lao-Tse -- The same sickness -- "Everybody's talking about it!" -- The vigilant sentry -- Kwan Yin, the goddess of Mercy -- The King of Beasts -- A small gift -- Cooking the duck -- What's in a name? -- The same difference -- Scaring the tigers -- The Dragon slayer -- No takers -- The egg -- Welcome guests -- A Change of fashion.

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Horn Book Review

This uniquely designed book contains nineteen short Chinese fables, stories as strange as the handwritten-looking font. Some are simple morality tales, while others, of dim-witted thieves, fundraising monks, and a prophetic sentry, are confusing. Chinese artist Tay-Audouard's light-soaked illustrations stylistically embody traditional Chinese ink wash paintings, but they, too, are often obscure. The origins of each fable are noted in the back. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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