A Bilingual Treasury of Chinese Folktales (9780804854986)

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Tuttle Publishing
Hardcover, Jacketed
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70 color illustrations; 10 stories; bilingual Chinese and English text; Online Audio of stories told in Chinese and English
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8 1/2 X 11

The timeless wisdom of Chinese folktales presented in parallel English and Chinese texts!

Switch up your bedtime reading with this memorable bilingual anthology. These traditional Chinese tales are fun to read and each one contains a gentle moral telling kids how to be a good person and live a good life. The stories are presented with parallel English and Chinese texts on every page, along with dozens of charming color illustrations by illustrator Yang Xi.

The ten traditional folktales in this volume include:
  • "Gold and Silver Hatchets" — Showing children the rewards that honesty can bring
  • "How Can You Weigh an Elephant?" — It takes a small boy to solve an impossible task
  • " How Silk Was Invented" — And how women contributed to the development of Chinese culture
  • And many more!

Sure to delight readers of all ages, A Bilingual Treasury of Chinese Folktales is perfect for parents who want their children to absorb the timeless wisdom of Chinese folk stories and also perhaps learn some Chinese along the way!

About the Author:
Vivian Ling has enjoyed a long career in Chinese language and literature. She has taught at Oberlin College and Indiana University and directed Chinese language programs in Taipei, Shanghai, Kunming, and Beijing. She is the author of numerous Chinese language textbooks and books, including The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.: A Retrospective of the 20th Century. She also co-authored Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar and Chinese Stories for Language Learners, both published by Tuttle.

Wang Peng has been on the faculty at Georgetown University since 2002, teaching various levels of Chinese language courses, including Business Chinese and Chinese for Heritage Learners. Formerly, she was the chief instructor at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University, as well as a visiting faculty member at Oberlin College and Brown University. She also co-authored Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar and Chinese Stories for Language Learners, both published by Tuttle.

Illustrations by:
Yang Xi
is an up-and-coming artist and illustrator in China. Her distinctive style can be characterized as an amalgamation of classical and contemporary, and Chinese and Western elements. She holds an MA from the College of Fine Arts at Nanjing Art Institute. While specializing in illustrations related to Chinese culture, she has an eye toward the sensibilities of a worldwide audience.