Chinese Children's Favorite Stories [NOOK Book]

Overview

This volume of beloved Chinese stories contains a delightful selection from the rich store of Chinese folklore and legend. Discover the many delightful animal characters as well as Chang-E, the famous Eight Immortals, and Guan Yin, goddess of compassion. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged six to ten in other countries a glimpse into both the tradition and culture of China.

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Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

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Overview

This volume of beloved Chinese stories contains a delightful selection from the rich store of Chinese folklore and legend. Discover the many delightful animal characters as well as Chang-E, the famous Eight Immortals, and Guan Yin, goddess of compassion. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged six to ten in other countries a glimpse into both the tradition and culture of China.

Other titles in the series include Japanese Children's Favorite Stories: Books One and Two , Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Children's Favorite Stories, and Singapore Children's Favorite Stories. Korean Children's Favorite Stories, andFavorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
One way to commemorate the Chinese New Year would be to share Chinese Children's Favorite Stories by Mingmei Yip. Traditional tales such as "The Monkey King" sit alongside perhaps lesser known stories like "The Mouse Bride," which explains why Chinese children traditionally leave sesame, candy and corn under their beds as New Year's gifts for mice. Yip's paintings emulate classic Chinese silkscreen renderings, especially the serene nature images of "The Frog Who Lived in a Well." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A collection of 13 traditional "thousand-year-old" stories. In her introduction, Yip fondly acknowledges her father's role as family storyteller as the inspiration for this book. Some stories will be familiar, such as "The Mouse Bride," though this version is a little different from Lida Dijkstra's Little Mouse (Front St, 2004) and Ed Young's Mouse Match (Harcourt, 1997). Other selections include traditional Chinese elements such as dragons and the mischievous monkey king. Like fables, these tales have morsels of wisdom to impart, and almost all have a close connection with the natural world. Explanations of cultural elements are nicely incorporated into the text, such as the qin, a musical instrument. Yip's writing is clear and accessible to children, and the bright pastel illustrations are appealing. An attractive addition for larger collections.-Robin L. Gibson, formerly at Perry County District Library, New Lexington, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Children will be drawn by the abundant colorful illustrations and the short, straightforward retellings."—Booklist

"Yip's paintings emulate classic Chinese silkscreen renderings, especially the serene nature images of "The Frog Who Lived in a Well."—Publishers Weekly

"Yip's writing is clear and accessible to children, and the bright pastel illustrations are appealing."—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462907953
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 638,786
  • Age range: 5 - 14 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Mingmei Yip

Mingmei Yip began writing and painting during her childhood in Hong Kong. Her first newspaper article was published when she was fourteen; the next year she was admitted to the prestigious Hong Kong Chinese Contemporary Artists' Guild, becoming its youngest member. A show of her paintings was held in New York City, where she lives, in Fall of 2002. www.mingmeiyip.com

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Table of Contents

The Mouse Bride
The Fish-basket Goddess
The Monkey King Turns the Heavenly Palace Upside Down
Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea
Carp Jump over the Dragon Gate
The Frog Leaves the Well
Chang-E Flies to the Moon
The Cowherd and the Spinning Girl
Dream of the Butterfly
The Ghost Catcher
The Fox Tricks the Tiger
The Wolf and the Student

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

    These beautifully told and illustrated stories brought me back to my bedside at my childhood. My parents had told me similar tales of bravery, honors and resilience. Not only those lessons have guided me through life, I taught my child the same values. Children and adults will enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2005

    Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

    The enchanting illustrations and stories bring me back to my childhood in Hong Kong, where my parents told me tall tales that carry life lessons. With this book, I'm able to share these stories with my nieces and nephews, who are fascinated by these animated, legendary characters. And at the end, they learn the lessons as well. Great book!

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