The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China by Leonard Everett Fisher

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The accomplishments, deeds, and powers of sixteen towering figures.
 

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Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools. Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University. The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).
 
Published March 1, 2003 by Holiday House. 36 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Children's Books.

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In his latest gallery of divinities, Fisher profiles 17 of “the most popular” deities in traditional Chinese culture, from the mighty Jade Emperor Yu Huang Da Di to two nameless Menshen, soldiers elevated to the status of “door gods,” and charged with ensuring peaceful sleep.

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Adding to his collections of deities from Ancient Norse, Ancient Maya and Ancient Egypt, Leonard Everett Fisher now introduces 17 of the most powerful in China: The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Ch

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Profiles of 13 Egyptian deities are accompanied by paintings that, PW said, ""evoke the graphic boldness of ancient Egyptian art."" Ages 7-12.

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Fisher (The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt) here focuses on the principal figures in ancient Mayan mythology, devoting a spread to each of a dozen gods and goddesses.

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As he did in Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya, Leonard Everett Fisher continues to explore mythology in Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Norse.

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Adding to his collections of deities from Ancient Norse, Ancient Maya and Ancient Egypt, Leonard Everett Fisher now introduces 17 of the most powerful in China: The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China.

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