The Dragon's Tale by Demi
and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac

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Synopsis

A clever fox shows how small creatures must live by their wits.

A boastful boar learns the hard way that pride invites calamity.

A wise dragon teaches that the more you know, the more you know there is to know.

Each of the fables in this collection about the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac contains a jewel of wisdom: while readers enjoy the amusing stories, they can ponder a universal truth.

With playful, richly colored illustrations, these tales are like fortune cookies: sweet treats with meaningful messages.
 

About Demi

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Demi is the author and illustrator of many books, including the picture-book biographies Buddha and The Dalai Lama. She has retold Chinese folktales in such books as The Empty Pot and The Donkey and the Rock. She lives in Carnation, Washington.
 
Published October 15, 1996 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sophisticated yet accessible to youngsters, Demi's art displays a pleasing symmetry and an intriguingly varied scale, effectively balancing minute details and larger, more encompassing symbols.

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