The Five Chinese Brothers

The Five Chinese Brothers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698113572
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 64,161
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Claire Huchet Bishop (1899 – 1993) was a children's novelist and librarian. She was the winner of the Newbery Honor for Pancakes-Paris and All Alone, and the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten. The Five Chinese Brothers won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959.

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Five Chinese Brothers 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 25 year old daughter for her birthday as a reminder of this book that she liked as a small child. She is looking forward to reading it again.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing 2 days ago
I always loved the humour of this book as a child and yet struggled with the moral: five look-alike brothers with unusual features each escape the death penalty for the first brother's crime by tricking the executioner. As I look back on this book as an adult, however, I see that there is an open door here for discussion with children of the issue of wrongful punishment, social justice, accidents versus intentional crimes, and how God might cosmically alter circumstances so that the innocent do not suffer. These are big issues for such a small book, of course, but this is one of those books in which you instantly fall in love with the characters and then ask yourself later, "why I am rooting for them after all that they're doing?" As such, this would be a good gateway for discussion of this type of issue in understanding other literature: how authors can sometimes make the bad guys seem good, and vice versa, and how or whether one can decide what is really in a person's heart. Beyond that, the story gets children anticipating patterns as they see the same sort of thing happening from one brother to the next, and wonder exactly how it will play out, developing their problem-solving skills as they see the unique solutions. It is always fun to revisit this book, and I have never met a child who didn't love it.
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HugsEtc More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad I was able to find this book! It seems kind of odd for a kid's book, but I've always loved it. :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this one! Read to me as a child and NEVER forgot the magic and the message.
vard More than 1 year ago
I bought this for a 3rd generation reader. I read it as a child, loved it,my kids loved it and my Grandson chose it to be read to his class at school!It has a message!
Kayla3 More than 1 year ago
I don't know why, but this book has intrigued me since I was a child. It has always been one of my favorites because it allowed me to use my imagination. My 3 children each loved this book. Not a glitzy, colorfully illustrated book, but the story line is fun!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book in elementary school and I loved it. Now, I am enjoying this book with my children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 43 years old, and still remember this book from when I was in elementary school. It was an all time favorite of mine!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child because I was so impressed at how the four 'other' brothers loyally came to the aid of their first brother for his 'so-called' crime and then outwitted the executioner with each of their given talents and gifts only to get their convicted brother aquitted. Although this book is short, my child had as many questions about the book as it would take to fill an entire book of its own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this should be red more often.You really would enjoy this book.It has very goood pic.It's a very good for chinese people.It's a very great culture book.You could read this any where.It can also calm you down when you are in a bad mood.I'm a 4th grader writing this articale.I'm very smart.Read this to you'r family anytime you want.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This children's classic was both my husband's and my favorite book as a child. I'm not sure if it is the fantasy of being invincible, or the idea that a family sticks so close together in tough times that makes this storyline so intriguing. The pictures are equally entertaining. I think it is a great tale that is simple and enjoyable for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my fathers favorite book when he was a kid, its been mine since the first time he read it to me and I've just purchased it for my own kids. Clearly its a timeless book. Every generation will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book keeped my attention every step of the way. Two thubs up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for this book for quite some time for my son. I'm so excited I found it. I'm buying it today. This is a classic book that will last from one generation to the next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brings back memories. It's been published ages ago but, it has remained a pleasant read. Mine grandmother used to read us this story and we were certainly thrilled by it! Very witty...very funny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book when I was a little kid. I really loved it, and I know any kid that reads it will too! It is a very well written book.