Genghis Khan

Children's
$16.95
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SKU:
9781602209916
Publisher:
Shanghai Press
ISBN:
9781602209916
Format:
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
10/20/2015
Illustrations:
40 full-color Chinese ink style illustrations; English and Chinese bilingual text
Number of Pages:
42
Trim Size:
9 1/4 X 9 1/4

This beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book tells a story about the Asia's most famous leader—his childhood and legacy.

By the Onon River in the hinterland of Eurasia, Temujin (Genghis Khan) was born in a harmonious family of a tribal chief on Mongolian territory where the vast blue sky seemed to merge with the grasslands. At the age of nine, tragedy strikes the family when his father was murdered. In the aftermath, tribe members abandon his family and even steal their domestic animals. To survive, Temujin's mother takes him and his younger brother to pick wild pears and they fish by drilling holes on the ice-frozen river. This hard life strengthens the bonds of love within the family, enabling Temujin to become a bright and courageous child.

Confronting the disintegrated tribes and continuous wars on the Mongolian grassland, Temujin was determined to bring peace and a comfortable place for his family to live. He becomes known as Genghis Khan after unifying a majority of the tribes there. Throughout his life, he fought in over 60 wars and won almost all his battles except a strategic retreat because his forces were out-numbered. He established an expansive empire across Eurasia, and brought political stability to the Silk Road which increased trade and communication between the East and the West.


About the Author:
Li Jian graduated from Hebei Normal University in 2001, majoring in Chinese painting. Formerly a middle school art teacher, editor for children's books, and partner in an illustration studio, he currently owns his own illustration studio focusing on children's fairy tales. He has also published The Water Dragon, The Little Monkey King's Journey, The Snake Goddess Colors the World, Ming's Adventure with the Terracotta Army, The Horse and the Mysterious Drawing, Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City and Mulan: Retold in Chinese and English, Ming's Adventure with Confucius in Qufu, Zheng He, the Great Chinese Explorer.