Chinese Fables by Shiho S. Nunes
The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom

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Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales

For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have delighted listeners with stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of these wonderful tales, some of them dating back to the third century BCE, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience.

Each of these stories offers a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. All of the tales express the foibles and wisdom of human experience with great humor and affection. And although the lessons are universal, the wit and flavor are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by a master Chinese artist using a patchwork of ancient tones and textures, with a deft touch of humor, this book will give great joy to children and adults alike.

Stories include:The Practical BrideStealing the BellKwan Yin, the Goddess of MercyCooking the DuckScaring the TigersThe Dragon Slayer
 

About Shiho S. Nunes

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Shiho Nunes is a passionate educator who has authored Hawaiian culture-based novels for young adults, as well as The Shishu Ladies of Hilo: Japanese Embroidery in Hawaii. She lives in Berkley, California.Born and raised in Singapore, Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard is the illustrator of several children's books, among them Monkey: The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, and Adventures of the Treasure Fleet. The mother of two grown children, she and her husband live in France.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Tuttle Publishing. 64 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 2–5—This thought-provoking collection of 19 tales will resonate with readers familiar with more commonly known fables or parables such as those of Aesop or the Bible. Nunes draws upon Chinese yu-yen, or cautionary tales; some of them date to the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE. She expands the origi...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Chinese Fables: The Dragon Sl...

Gr 2–5—This thought-provoking collection of 19 tales will resonate with readers familiar with more commonly known fables or parables such as those of Aesop or the Bible. Nunes draws upon Chinese yu-yen, or cautionary tales; some of them date to the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE. She expands the origi...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Chinese Fables: The Dragon Sl...

Gr 2–5—This thought-provoking collection of 19 tales will resonate with readers familiar with more commonly known fables or parables such as those of Aesop or the Bible. Nunes draws upon Chinese yu-yen, or cautionary tales; some of them date to the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE. She expands the origi...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Chinese Fables: The Dragon Sl...

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