For anyone who enjoys the magic of storytelling, these enthralling tales provide a wonderful introduction to the richness of China's culture.
This collection includes 30 classic Chinese stories: how Pan Ku made the world; the tale of the lost Star Princess; the rascally Monkey King's misadventures; and many others representing the best of the Chinese folk tradition.
Chinese folklore tradition is as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen.Tales of a Chinese Grandmother
, written by Frances Carpenter, presents a collection of 30 authentic Chinese folktales. These classic stories represent the best of the Chinese folk tradition and are told here by the character Lao Lao, the beloved grandmother of the nineteenth-century Ling household. A sampling from a long and proud tradition, these Chinese folktales are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages. Chinese stories include:
- How Pan Ku Made the World
- The God that Lived in the Kitchen
- The Daughter of the Dragon King
- The Grateful Fox Fairy
- The King of the Monkeys
- The Wonderful Pear Tree
- Ko-Ai's Lost Shoe
- Heng O, the Moon Lady
- The Old Old One's Birthday
For many years Frances Carpenter traveled and worked with her father, Frank Carpenter, a journalist and author of the famous Carpenter's Geographical Readers.
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