Simplified Chinese-English Bilingual

Simplified Chinese-English Bilingual : * Why Spiders Hide in Corners Edited by Zhang Chunzi

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Thanks to our award-winning "action storyteller," J'miah Nabawi, and his "partner in rhyme" collaborator, Chunzi Zhang, Founder of Chunzi Zhang Books, we very pleased (and proud) to present to our Chinese language reading communities and students of Mandarin Chinese, J'miah Nabawi's Why Spiders Hide in Corners (Anansi Makes It So!). With the timeless Akan folk-hero/trickster character, Kwaku Ananse (Anansi the Spider), J'miah Nabawi's engaging, upbeat style of storytelling is a vocal ensemble of drum beats, song, and engaging dialog. T he front of the book is in (Simplified) Mandarin Chinese and immediately followed in English. Books for Growing Minds Summary: Rabbit decides to visit his friend, Anansi (also spelled Ananse), the Spider-Man, whom he hasn't seen in quite some time. Wanting to celebrate their friendship, Rabbit invites Anansi to join him in making a drum. From his cozy hammock, Anansi refuses with excuses of being too sick to get involved with drum-making. Alone, Rabbit works hard at making his "friendship" drum. While Rabbit is resting from the day's hard work at drum-making, he soon finds Anansi playing his drum, the very same drum he was supposedly "too sick" to help make. Anansi ends up in an embarrassing situation, one that we all may come face to face with from time to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 3.56mm | 204.12g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Chinese
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514359510
  • 9781514359518

About J'miah Nabawi

A native of Philadelphia, PA, J'miah Nabawi's storytelling career began in 1986 when he met Linda Goss, the Official Storyteller of Philadelphia, PA. in 2000, he and his family moved to the southeastern United States to learn more about their southern roots and his historical connections to his paternal grandmother's Gullah/Geechee roots and cultural heritage. J'miah's professional work with children and youth in under-served rural, urban and immigrant communities has not gone unnoticed. He has received citations, awards and proclamations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA; Blue Mountain Schools District, Orwigsburg, PA; Miami Dade City Council, Miami, FL; Boston's Mayor, Thomas Menino; and spotlights in local media, print, radio and television. Awarded by the National Storytelling Network (NSN) in Jonesborough, TN, J'miah is also an esteemed recipient of the ORACLE Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership in the Southeast for service to his community through storytelling. J'miah is currently active on Georgia State Arts Council's (GCA) Traditional Artist roster and on South Carolina Arts Commission's (SCAC) Teaching Artists roster. The Elijah Agency "Mr. Nabawi is one of Savannah's most visible and favored storytellers. He has been the community's choice for various festivities, with no barriers on race, ethnicity, or age. Whether it is through the Live Oak Public Libraries, The Telfair Museum, local churches, schools, universities, the leadership and service that he continues to provide through his profession is legendary here amongst Savannahians." Dr. Otis S. Johnson, Former Mayor of Savannah, GA The author's favorite quote: "I believe in the complexity of the human story, and that there's no way you can tell that story in one way and say, 'this is it.' Always, there will be someone who can tell it differently depending on where they are standing. This is the way I think the world's stories should be told, from many different perspectives." Chinua Achebeshow more