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By Shiho S. Nunes

**Winner of the 2014 Aesop Prize for kid's and younger grownup Literature**

**Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess kid's publication Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales**

**2014 inventive baby journal booklet of the 12 months Award Winner**

For hundreds of thousands of years, chinese language storytellers have thrilled listeners with tales concerning the worth of virtues like honesty, recognize, braveness and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of those outstanding stories, a few of them relationship again to the 3rd century BCE, and retells them in modern English for a latest audience.

Each of those tales deals a nugget of old people knowledge and stocks points of chinese language tradition and lore. the entire stories exhibit the foibles and knowledge of human adventure with nice humor and affection. And even supposing the teachings are common, the wit and style are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by means of a grasp chinese language artist utilizing a patchwork of old tones and textures, with a deft contact of humor, this ebook will supply nice pleasure to young ones and adults alike.

Chinese kid's tales include:

  • The functional Bride
  • Stealing the Bell
  • Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
  • Cooking the Duck
  • Scaring the Tigers
  • The Dragon Slayer

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