Tales of a Chinese Grandmother: 30 Traditional Tales from China

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A wonderful collection of traditional folk-tales from China, Tales of A Chinese Grandmother presents thirty short stories that are perfect toread aloud at bedtime. The tales, told by the character Lao-lao, the wizened grandmother of the nineteenth-century Ling household, give insight into the life, history, and culture of everyday China. They include: How Pan Ku Made the World, The God that Lived in the Kitchen, The Grateful Fox Fairy, The Spinning Maid and the Cowherd, The King...
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A wonderful collection of traditional folk-tales from China, Tales of A Chinese Grandmother presents thirty short stories that are perfect toread aloud at bedtime. The tales, told by the character Lao-lao, the wizened grandmother of the nineteenth-century Ling household, give insight into the life, history, and culture of everyday China. They include: How Pan Ku Made the World, The God that Lived in the Kitchen, The Grateful Fox Fairy, The Spinning Maid and the Cowherd, The King of the Monkeys, Heng O, the Moonlady, and many more.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804834094
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 972,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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