Tan Hou and the Double Sixth Festival

Tan Hou and the Double Sixth Festival


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Tan Hou and the Double Sixth Festival by Gao Cai

When Tan Hou is born with three dragon marks on his body, his parents know he is special. But the dragon is the emperor’s symbol. The emperor’s men come looking for Tan Hou, but he is determined to honour his parents and stand up for his people. This is the story behind the Double Sixth Festival, a day of celebration among the Tujia people of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911221036
Publisher: Balestier Press
Publication date: 06/29/2017
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Helen Wang is Curator of East Asian Money at the British Museum, and a literary translator working from Chinese to English. Her translations for children include Bronze and Sun flower by Cao Wenxuan, Jackal and Wolf by Shen Shixi, Pai Hua Zi and the Clever Girl by Zhang Xinxin, and Tan Hou and the Double Sixth Festival by Cai Gao. She has also translated short stories by a wide range of Chinese authors. She is the Winner of the 2017 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation.

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