The Wine Dragon

The Wine Dragon

by Gerald Hausman
     
 

The dragon within the bottle of ancient Chinese wine emerges when you least expect it and suddenly there you are in Iceland, fighting with the Dead and the Undead. . . in the jungles of Burma, changing shape with a cream colored cat . . . in Chaco Canyon with Butterfly Boy. . . in Jamaica . . . and Germany, and all over the world with shapeshifters of all kinds, "I…  See more details below

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The dragon within the bottle of ancient Chinese wine emerges when you least expect it and suddenly there you are in Iceland, fighting with the Dead and the Undead. . . in the jungles of Burma, changing shape with a cream colored cat . . . in Chaco Canyon with Butterfly Boy. . . in Jamaica . . . and Germany, and all over the world with shapeshifters of all kinds, "I sing of shapes that changed into new bodies," the great poet Ovid said. And this book reveals all of them. From demons to gods, and from tricksters to ogres, and from giants to zombies.

Editorial Reviews

A. I.
". . . the age-old connections between man and man's best friend from world culture . . . with pertinent historical information about the culure from which the story originated as well as information about the breed of dog. Pick of the Lists
Book Reviewer
Eagle Boy is the story of the origin of the Navajo healing ceremony. Good for reading aloud to listeners of all ages.
Children's Committe
Cats of Myth: excellence in characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, absence of stereotype, postive treatment of ethnic and religious differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014322720
Publisher:
Irie Books
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
40 KB

Meet the Author

GERALD HAUSMAN has spent 22 years in the Southwest during which time he translated native American origin stories with his Navajo artist friend, Jay DeGroat. Some of these tales, like The Turquoise Horse, have been used in anthologies and school curricula for three decades. Gerald has spoken on the History Channel, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Pacifica Broadcasting. The New York Times Book Review called his collection of mythology Tunkashila “An eloquent tribute to the first great storytellers of America.” Gerald has also written widely about the West Indies where he also lived and worked while operating a summer school on the north coast of Jamaica. His Caribbean book Duppy Talk, a collection of Jamaican ghost stories won the Aesop Accolade Award from the Children’s Section of the American Folklore Society. Other books that he wrote with his wife Loretta have received honors from the American Bookseller, Children’s Protective Services, Bank Street College of Education, the National Council of Social Studies, the International Reading Association, Parent’s Choice and The New York Public Library. Gerald spends part of each year traveling as a storyteller and lecturer. For more information go to www.geraldhausman.com

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