The Ch'i-lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories

The Ch'i-lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories

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A Storytelling World magazine award winner, a delightful collection for children as well as adults.

In turns funny, poignant, and wise, these nine lively stories are peopled with an array of unusual characters, including a young woman raised as a boy who is then faced with the complicated business of marriage; a carp-fish spirit who changes herself into a young woman for love's sake; a Miracle Doctor who can cure all illnesses except one; and a shopkeeper who learns the hard way the true meaning of justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374411893
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 09/30/1997
Edition description: Sunburst ed.
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 308,570
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Linda Fang is a storyteller and educator who specializes in bringing Chinese tales to American audiences. She was instrumental in establishing Washington, D.C.'s Telling Moments Theater for live storytelling. Fang grew up in Shanghai, China, and now makes her home in the United States.

Jeanne M. Lee is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Song of Mu Lan and I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told. She lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

The Ch'i-Lin Purse
Dog Steals and Rooster Crows
The Two Miss Peonys
The Ho-Shih Jade
The Prime Minister and the General
The Clever Magistrate
Mr. Yeh's New Year
The Miracle Doctor
The Royal Bridegroom

Pronunciation Guide

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