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chinese folktale For Kids Book Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-21
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  ISNB:0140505288  Language:English
Latest Reviews:Lovely, richly detailed illustrations are the main attraction of this story. I had never encountered the folktale before, but since it is subtitled "retelling" I assume it is a traditional tale. I'm afraid I didn't care much for it. The old mother's obsession with the palace seemed unhealthy rather ......[Read More]
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  ISNB:1589803590  Language:English
Latest Reviews:An adaptation of a Chinese legend, it is Yacowitz’s use of sound in this piece that really gives the story its flair. The stone carver listens to the stone he is to carve in order to determine what is hiding inside (Homage to Michelangelo who said the figure was in the marble. He was only releasing ......[Read More]
$16.88
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  ISNB:B004O0U0UC  Language:English
Book Introduction:Amazon Prime Members can download this book for FREE on your Kindle device Five mouse brothers live happily in Bok Tong Goh Village. But then... One brother, falsely accused of thievery, must face the "Wheel of Doom." What will they do to rescue him from his fate? Fortunately, an ingeniou......[Read More]
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  ISNB:015205023X  Language:English
Latest Reviews:Whatever happens, happens, for good or for ill. A man teaches his friends about the twists of fate, as he takes what comes with little complaint. What seems good for him turns bad, and vice-versa. And thus all learn a bit of zen. Acceptance.It's an interesting little story, and I wish I got to see t......[Read More]
$7
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  ISNB:0152014535  Language:English
Latest Reviews: Mouse Match/ Ed Young/ 1997Genre: folktaleFormat: picture bookPlot Summary: When a father mouse goes to the sun, cloud, wind, and wall in search of the strongest husband for his daughter, he is surprised to find that a mouse is the best match.Considerations: no red flags......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0152010165  Language:English
Latest Reviews:Whatever happens, happens, for good or for ill. A man teaches his friends about the twists of fate, as he takes what comes with little complaint. What seems good for him turns bad, and vice-versa. And thus all learn a bit of zen. Acceptance.It's an interesting little story, and I wish I got to see t......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0590481312  Language:English
Latest Reviews: This was one of my favorite stories as a child, I had a copy and read it often.What made me think of this wonderful book was the catchy REM song from my later youth.Good times. [Read More]
$0.01
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  ISNB:1481488902  Language:English
Book Introduction:A young boy must become the greatest cricket warrior of all time in order to save his family in this stirring folktale about bravery and sacrifice.This retelling of the Chinese folktale, “The Fighting Cricket,” first recorded in the seventeenth century, is a tale of extraordinary bravery......[Read More]
$16.99
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  ISNB:7539145579  Language:Chinese
Book Introduction:This is a magic world.Here you can know the stories of Calabash boys who are little but brave,the twelve Chinese zodiacs and Meng Jiangnv.These legendaries are all wisdom of the laboring people,which can teach children who to hehave as a good man.[Read More]
$9.99
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  ISNB:B00GCZNHFM  Language:English
Book Introduction:A blind orphan has only one friend in the world—his dog, Me-Mei. But will he have to give her up to get his sight back? This touching folktale teaches important lessons about love and kindness.[Read More]
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  ISNB:0805028102  Language:English
Latest Reviews:I remember getting this book from the library years ago (I think I was 10) and really loving it. I had forgotten about this book until recently -- the vague memory of a Chinese boy knocking his teeth out with a rock (a memorable illustration, to be sure) suddenly hit me, and I was like??? I need to ......[Read More]
$8.17
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  ISNB:0590420577  Language:English
Latest Reviews: This was one of my favorite stories as a child, I had a copy and read it often.What made me think of this wonderful book was the catchy REM song from my later youth.Good times. [Read More]
$6.97
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  ISNB:0805011668  Language:English
Latest Reviews:I always felt slightly uneasy about this story even when I was a child. So much so, that a few years ago I looked the book up to re-read it.Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo reminded of the nonsense "Chinese" words kids would string together to mock me and the other Chine......[Read More]
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  ISNB:B0012QFKLU  Language:English
Book Introduction:"Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-""chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo!" Three decades and more than one million copies later children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent's classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked leg......[Read More]
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  ISNB:9573221748  Language:English
Latest Reviews: The illustrations are beautiful! I don't know why a Chinese story taking place in Taiwan would be in both English and Khmer, but it didn't distract. [Read More]
$0.79
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  ISNB:0822567407  Language:English
Book Introduction:Half human, half dragon, the dragon emperor is a powerful ruler. But a warrior named Chi You plans to overthrow the emperor and take control of China. How will the emperor protect his country?[Read More]
$25.32
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  ISNB:0803713940  Language:English
Latest Reviews:This is a fascinating, although somewhat creepy Chinese folktale about a man named Wu and his bride. The illustrations are wonderful and the story portrays a struggle of good vs. evil that is easy to understand. There were a few parts that concerned me: at one point in the story, Shell cuts off a gh......[Read More]
$3.98
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  ISNB:1463726783  Language:English
Latest Reviews:In a new take on "The Seven Chinese Brothers", a traditional Chinese story, five mouse brothers are harvesting grain. One of the mice, Brother Hong, is accused of stealing grain from some other mice, and faces the Wheel of Doom as punishment. The Wheel of Doom sentences Brother Hong to death by mous......[Read More]
$8.95
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  ISNB:1442491949  Language:English
Latest Reviews: I loved these stories when I was younger, and it's so important to have stories where girls save the day, to teach young girls that they, too, can be heroes, especially in a time where it has been proved that girls as young as 6 years old don't think they're as capaple a......[Read More]
$4.99
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  ISNB:1442491957  Language:English
Latest Reviews: I gobbled these books up as a young girl and was infinitely disappointed that there weren't more to be found at my home library. Why did they only buy three of them?? [Read More]
$4.99

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