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Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain
     

Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain

by Margaret Bateson-Hill, Francesca Pelizzoli (Illustrator)
 

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A greedy emperor demands an impossible task from Lao Lao, a peasant woman who makes beautiful shapes from paper. The full story in Chinese and instructions for making traditional Chinese paper-cuts are also included.

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A greedy emperor demands an impossible task from Lao Lao, a peasant woman who makes beautiful shapes from paper. The full story in Chinese and instructions for making traditional Chinese paper-cuts are also included.

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A. Magazine
...[A] quaint little tale....exquisitely artful...
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this bilingual tale (Chinese/English), an old woman skilled at creating beautiful paper cuttings is suddenly removed from her happy life. A greedy emperor imprisons her in a cold tower and demands that she cut jewels from the stack of paper in her cell. The ice dragon rescues her and the paper cuts fall from the sky in the form of snowflakes, while the evil emperor and his guards are turned into pillars of ice. Also in the book are instructions for paper cuttings and a note on Chinese writing.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
This ambitious undertaking includes an original tale told in both English and Chinese, a brief description of the Chinese language, and directions and four patterns for making Chinese paper cuts. Lao Lao, who lives near the mountain where the Ice Dragon rules, is happiest making paper cuts while surrounded by children. Her fame spreads, and when the cruel emperor hears she can make anything, he imprisons her in a tower with a huge stack of fine white paper and orders her to produce jewels. The Ice Dragon comes to her rescue, turning the emperor and his guards into pillars of ice and taking Lao Lao up into the sky, from where her cuttings fall to the ground as snowflakes. This ordinary telling doesn't quite satisfy, in part because the idea of Lao Lao's paper cuts being anything other than paper is not fully developed. The illustrations, which look like Chinese paintings mounted on faintly patterned silk, are rather flat. The paper cuts are intriguing but require the dexterity of children older than those who will most appreciate the story. -- Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, Virginia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840890112
Publisher:
Zero To Ten
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
Folk Tales Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.42(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
7 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Bateson-Hill is the author of Masha and the Firebird and Shota and the Starquilt. Francesca Pelizzoli is the illustrator of Miracle Maker: A Life of Jesus, Retold and Remembered and Shota and the Starquilt.

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