The Chinese Wonder Book
contains some of the most beloved tales of China, including 'Why the Dog Hates the Cat,' 'The Great Bell,' 'The Strange Tale of Doctor Dog' and 'The Talking Fish.' Originally published in 1919, this book has served as an introduction to the folk tales of classical China for generations of readers.
The full-color illustrations originally published in the book's first edition are included, along with a new foreword by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, introducing the book and the amazing culture of Chinese folktales to modern readers.
Norman Hinsdale Pitman (1876-1925) taught at Chihli Province College in China from 1909-1912 before becoming a professor of English at Peking Teachers College. He was the author of several novels and short story collections, including The Lady Elect, A Chinese Christmas Tree, Chinese Playmates, and Chinese Fairy Tales.