Chinese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales

by Mingmei Yip


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Watch a mischievous monkey learn his lesson, float along with a colorful butterfly, and visit a village with a mouse mayor.

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of thirteen timeless Chinese folktales told and charmingly illustrated by Yip—whose inspiration for retelling them came from her father's nightly storytelling when she was a child.

Some of the selections are a thousand years old, including:
  • The Mouse Bride
  • Dream of the Butterfly
  • The Frog Who Lived in a Well
  • How the Fox Tricked the Tiger
Part of the Children's Favorite Stories series, this lovely book of Asian legends and folktales will appeal to young readers of all backgrounds, while they learn more about Chinese culture and traditions. Full of colorful illustrations, delightful characters, and retold for an international audience, this multicultural book will enchant children and parents alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804851497
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2020
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 344,137
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 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. For many years her paintings appeared regularly in Hong Kong exhibitions. She has also written daily columns for several newspapers as well as two volumes of short stories and essays, one of which was illustrated with her Zen paintings. Yip's painting has been praised not only for its striking colors and dynamic composition but also for making traditional Chinese motifs exciting and accessible to all ages. A one person show of her paintings of Guan Yin, the Chinese goddess of compassion, was held in New York City in Fall of 2002. Mingmei resides in New York.

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