Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

by Mingmei Yip

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Chinese Children's Favorite Stories by Mingmei Yip

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant literary culture.

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a delightful selection of thirteen Chinese folktales as told by author-illustrator Mingmei Yip. Inspired by her father's nightly story-telling adventures when she was a child, Yip hopes that by "retelling some of these thousand-year-old Chinese stories," she can pass along Chinese folklore and fables to many readers. They make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading.

Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged five to ten in other countries a glimpse into traditional Chinese culture. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. In Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, discover the many delightful characters—from a monkey and fairy to ghosts and frogs—in stories such as:

  • The Mouse Bride
  • Dream of the Butterfly
  • The Ghost Catcher
  • The Frog Who Lived in a Well
  • How the Fox Tricked the Tiger
  • The Monkey King Turns the Heavenly Palace Upside Down
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804835893
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,231,110
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 14 Years

About the Author

Mingmei Yip began writing and painting during her childhood in Hong Kong. Her first newspaper article was published when she was fourteen; the next year she was admitted to the prestigious Hong Kong Chinese Contemporary Artists' Guild, becoming its youngest member. A show of her paintings was held in New York City, where she lives, in Fall of 2002.

Table of Contents

The Mouse Bride The Fish-basket Goddess The Monkey King Turns the Heavenly Palace Upside Down Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea Carp Jump over the Dragon Gate The Frog Leaves the Well Chang-E Flies to the Moon The Cowherd and the Spinning Girl Dream of the Butterfly The Ghost Catcher The Fox Tricks the Tiger The Wolf and the Student

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Chinese Children's Favorite Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These beautifully told and illustrated stories brought me back to my bedside at my childhood. My parents had told me similar tales of bravery, honors and resilience. Not only those lessons have guided me through life, I taught my child the same values. Children and adults will enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The enchanting illustrations and stories bring me back to my childhood in Hong Kong, where my parents told me tall tales that carry life lessons. With this book, I'm able to share these stories with my nieces and nephews, who are fascinated by these animated, legendary characters. And at the end, they learn the lessons as well. Great book!