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Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Tuttle Publishing Dimensions: 9.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0804835896 ISBN-13: 9780804835893 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 4-8
This volume of beloved Chinese stories contains a delightful selection from the rich store of Chinese folklore and legend. Discover the many delightful animal characters as well as Chang-E, the famous Eight Immortals, and Guan Yin, goddess of compassion. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged six to ten in other countries a glimpse into both the tradition and culture of China.
Other titles in the series include Japanese Children's Favorite Stories: Books One and Two , Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Children's Favorite Stories, and Singapore Children's Favorite Stories. Korean Children's Favorite Stories, andFavorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet.
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. A show of her paintings was held in New York City, where she lives, in Fall of 2002. http://www.mingmeiyip.com
"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