The Five Chinese Brothers

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Overview

The classic picture-story about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability, has been in print for over 50 years. "An original nonsense tale told with...spirit and gusto." — The Horn Book

Five brothers who look just alike outwit the executioner by using their extraordinary individual qualities.

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Overview

The classic picture-story about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability, has been in print for over 50 years. "An original nonsense tale told with...spirit and gusto." — The Horn Book

Five brothers who look just alike outwit the executioner by using their extraordinary individual qualities.

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Editorial Reviews

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Since 1938, this folktale about five identical Chinese brothers, each with an unusual talent, has entertained children and adults alike. When one brother is sentenced to death for a crime he could not help committing, each brother stands in for him and uses his special talent to escape the given punishment. After four tries, the judges decides the brother sentenced to death must not be guilty, and all five brothers live happily with their mother for many years.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The beloved story of five brothers who use their special powers to rescue the First Brother from being unfairly put to death. Ages 4-8. May
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698113572
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 76,428
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2010

    A fun book to buy for children of any age.

    I bought this book for my 25 year old daughter for her birthday as a reminder of this book that she liked as a small child. She is looking forward to reading it again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    so exciting

    I'm so glad I was able to find this book! It seems kind of odd for a kid's book, but I've always loved it. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    A classic that needs to be on every bookshelf

    Love this one! Read to me as a child and NEVER forgot the magic and the message.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    Classic

    I bought this for a 3rd generation reader. I read it as a child, loved it,my kids loved it and my Grandson chose it to be read to his class at school!It has a message!

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    My favorite childhood book

    I don't know why, but this book has intrigued me since I was a child. It has always been one of my favorites because it allowed me to use my imagination. My 3 children each loved this book. Not a glitzy, colorfully illustrated book, but the story line is fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    This book is truly a classic.

    I remember reading this book in elementary school and I loved it. Now, I am enjoying this book with my children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2007

    I remember this book from long ago in grade school

    This was one of my favorite books as a child because I was so impressed at how the four 'other' brothers loyally came to the aid of their first brother for his 'so-called' crime and then outwitted the executioner with each of their given talents and gifts only to get their convicted brother aquitted. Although this book is short, my child had as many questions about the book as it would take to fill an entire book of its own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2007

    a reviewer

    I think this should be red more often.You really would enjoy this book.It has very goood pic.It's a very good for chinese people.It's a very great culture book.You could read this any where.It can also calm you down when you are in a bad mood.I'm a 4th grader writing this articale.I'm very smart.Read this to you'r family anytime you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    Stands the test of time

    This children's classic was both my husband's and my favorite book as a child. I'm not sure if it is the fantasy of being invincible, or the idea that a family sticks so close together in tough times that makes this storyline so intriguing. The pictures are equally entertaining. I think it is a great tale that is simple and enjoyable for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2005

    A CLASSIC

    This was my fathers favorite book when he was a kid, its been mine since the first time he read it to me and I've just purchased it for my own kids. Clearly its a timeless book. Every generation will love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    An old time favorite

    This book keeped my attention every step of the way. Two thubs up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2002

    The best book of all time

    I have been looking for this book for quite some time for my son. I'm so excited I found it. I'm buying it today. This is a classic book that will last from one generation to the next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2001

    A delightful story

    This book brings back memories. It's been published ages ago but, it has remained a pleasant read. Mine grandmother used to read us this story and we were certainly thrilled by it! Very witty...very funny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    Excellent book

    I remember reading this book when I was a little kid. I really loved it, and I know any kid that reads it will too! It is a very well written book.

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