Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

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

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Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of thirteen timeless tales told and charmingly illustrated by Yip whose inspiration for retelling them came from her father's nightly story-telling 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 folktales and legends will appeal to young readers of all backgrounds while they learn more about Chinese traditions and culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 229 x 229 x 15.24mm | 562.45g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 60 full-colour watercolour illustrations throughout; 13 tales
  • 0804850178
  • 9780804850179
  • 516,202

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"Children will be drawn by the abundant colorful illustrations and the short, straightforward retellings." -Booklist "Yip's paintings emulate classic Chinese silkscreen renderings, especially the serene nature images of "The Frog Who Lived in a Well." -Publishers Weekly "Yip's writing is clear and accessible to children, and the bright pastel illustrations are appealing." -School Library Journal "Beautifully illustrated, the book is geared towards children ages five to ten. For the younger set, parents can read the stories to them which are sure to stimulate their imaginations." -Bicultural Mama blog "The book is well illustrated with beautiful pictures and the quality of all of Tuttle's books is there. The books are just simply gorgeous. I cannot say that enough...The illustrations help take the reader to the time and place of the story but also leaves room for the reader's imagination to complete it as well." -Crafty Moms Share blog
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About Mingmei Yip

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 received her Ph.D. from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and has studied the traditional Chinese arts of Tai Chi, Qin music, Buddhist sacred chant and calligraphy. Mingmei has collaborated with Carnegie Hall and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the author of the popular Chinese Children's Favorite Stories and four novels: Skeleton Women, Peach Blossom Pavilion, Petals from the Sky and Song of the Silk Road. She lives in New York City.
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87 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (32)
3 14% (12)
2 5% (4)
1 1% (1)
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