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Carpenter's own observations and interest in Chinese folklore, coupled with her unmistakable talent for storytelling, make Tales of a Chinese Grandmother a distinctive contribution to children's literature and the Chinese culture. Drawn from a long and proud tradition, these tales are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages.
Author Biography: Frances Carpenter has traveled extensively in Asia with her father, the late Frank Carpenter, journalist and author of the famous Carpenter's Geographical Readers. She is also the author of Tales of a Korean Grandmother.
Malthe Hasselriis, a distinguished artist, is an outstanding painter in the true Chinese tradition.
An aged Chinese grandmother tells some Chinese folk tales and legends to her grandchildren.