Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales

Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales


By (author) Shelly Fu, By (author) Patrick Yee

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  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 307mm x 20mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0804838070
  • ISBN 13: 9780804838078
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 60+ full-color illustrations
  • Sales rank: 246,467

Product description

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich literary culture. "Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales" is a wonderful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, "Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales" also explores the historical impact and roots of each tale, inviting you and the children you love to fully enjoy the many layers of meaning contained within them. The included pronunciation guide as well as information for further reading makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians and parents.

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Author information

Shelley Fu, a Chinese-American, is fluent in Mandarin. Ms. Fu holds a B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. from Marquette University. She is currently a technical editor in Chicago. Illustrator Patrick Yee holds a degree in Graphic Design, specializing in illustrations from Camberwell College of Arts, London Institute, and a Masters Degree from Brighton University. He has won the MacMillian Children's Picture Book Award (England) twice, and has illustrated more than 100 books. Yee is a part-time lecturer in LaSalle SIA, Nayang Academy Of Fine Arts, AWWA Special School and Frobel Academy.