The Ch'i-lin Purse by Linda Fang
A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories

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"A professional storyteller, Fang uses the tales she heard, read, and loved as a child in Shanghai. Now she has written down nine of those stories whose origins are legends, novels, and operas hundreds of years old. Dramatic, humorous, and touching by turns, the stories often concern difficulties overcome by characters who are kind or clever, or both...A fine, flavorful collection."-Starred/Booklist
 

About Linda Fang

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Jeanne M. Lee is the author and illustrator of many books, including "The Song of Mu Lan" and "Silent Lotus," She lives in Massachusetts.
 
Published January 31, 1995 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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PW found these nine tales derived from classic Chinese operas and novels (often involving several twists of fate or reversals of fortune) nimbly told with strong ambiance. Ages 8-up. (Sept.)

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Fang, a professional storyteller, makes her publishing debut with nine nimbly told tales.

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PW found these nine tales derived from classic Chinese operas and novels (often involving several twists of fate or reversals of fortune) ""nimbly told"" with ""strong ambiance."" Ages 8-up.

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