Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet  -     By: Lotta Carswell Hume
    Illustrated By: Lo Koon-chiu
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Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet

Illustrated By: Lo Koon-chiu
Tuttle Publishing / Hardcover

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Children will loves this compilation of stories from China and Tibet. Featuring 18 tales, in which animals speak and play tricks on each other, this wonderfully illustrated book is sure to captivate both kids and adults alike. Stories included are:
  • The Tower that Reached from Earth to Heaven
  • A Chinese Cinderella
  • The Fox Turns a Somersault
  • The Tiger in Court
  • The Story of the Fairy Boat
  • The Country of the Mice
  • How the Cock Got His Red Crown
  • The Wishing Cup
  • The Story of the Tortoise and the Monkey
  • The Magic Pancakes at the Footbridge Tavern
  • Soo Tan the Tiger and the Little Green Frog
  • The Fox, the Hare, and the Toad Have an Argument
  • A Hungry Wolf
  • The Cricket Fight
  • The Little Hare's Clever Trick
  • The King of the Mountain
  • The Jackals and the Tiger
  • How the Deer Lost His Tail

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
Dimensions: 9.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0804835861
ISBN-13: 9780804835862
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Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese and Tibeten folk and fairytales and other stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet is a captivating collection of stories from different parts of China and Tibet. Enter a mythical world where animals speak and play tricks on each other, and especially on the great striped tiger, often characterized as powerful and strong, but who can be fooled. Also depicted are humans who perform magic, both good and bad; humans who become animals; animals who become human; magic pancakes; wishing cups; fairy boats, a Chinese Cinderella, and a Tibetan creation story.

These unique stories are fresh and charming, filled with humorous insights into Tibetan and Chinese culture and life, including the power and influence of the moon and the importance of festivals. Readers of all ages will find much to love within these pages.

Chinese and Tibeten folk tales include:
  • A Chinese Cinderella
  • The Country of the Mice
  • The Wishing Cup
  • The Story of the Tortoise and the Monkey
  • A Hungry Wolf
  • The King of the Mountain
  • How the Deer Lost His Tale
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Author Bio

Lotta Carswell Hume lived in western China for over twenty-two years and during that time she heard and collected many of the traditional tales of China and Tibet. Lotta's wish to make these fascinating stories available to people all over the world is realized in this book, so that they may be enjoyed just as her own three children enjoyed them with their Chinese playmates.

Lo Koon-chiu is a well-known children's book artist and a graduate from the Canton Technical College of Arts. Lo Koon-chiu also studied drawing and water color under a number of famous Chinese painters. Lo Koon-chiu has supplied more than ninety beautiful illustrations, all done in the classic Chinese brush style, to give this book a wonderful visual charm.

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