Chinese Children's Favorite Stories (9780804850179)

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Tuttle Publishing
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
60 full-color watercolor illustrations throughout; 13 tales
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
9 X 9

Watch a mischievous monkey learn his lesson, float along with a colorful butterfly, and visit a village with a mouse mayor.

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of thirteen timeless Chinese folktales told and charmingly illustrated by Yip—whose inspiration for retelling them came from her father's nightly storytelling when she was a child.

Some of the selections are a thousand years old, including:
  • The Mouse Bride
  • Dream of the Butterfly
  • The Frog Who Lived in a Well
  • How the Fox Tricked the Tiger
Part of the Children's Favorite Stories series, this lovely book of Asian legends and folktales will appeal to young readers of all backgrounds, while they learn more about Chinese culture and traditions. Full of colorful illustrations, delightful characters, and retold for an international audience, this multicultural book will enchant children and parents alike.

About the Author:
Mingmei Yip began writing and painting during her childhood in Hong Kong. Her first newspaper article was published when she was fourteen; the next year she was admitted to the prestigious Hong Kong Chinese Contemporary Artists' Guild, becoming its youngest member. For many years her paintings appeared regularly in Hong Kong exhibitions. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and has studied the traditional Chinese arts of Tai Chi, Qin music, Buddhist sacred chant and calligraphy. Mingmei has collaborated with Carnegie Hall and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the author of the popular Chinese Children's Favorite Stories and four novels: Skeleton Women, Peach Blossom Pavilion, Petals from the Sky and Song of the Silk Road. She lives in New York City.