Tales of A Chinese Grandmother

Tales of A Chinese Grandmother

Book - 1937
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A wonderful collection of traditional folktales from China, Tales of A Chinese Grandmother presents thirty short stories that are perfect to read aloud at bedtime. The tales, told by the character Lao-lao, the wizened grandmother of the nineteenth-century Ling household, give insight into the life, history, and culture of everyday China. They include: How Pan Ku Made the World, The God that Lived in the Kitchen, The Grateful Fox Fairy, The Spinning Maid and the Cowherd, the King of the Monkeys, Heng O, the Moonlady, and many more.Carpenter's own observations and interest in Chinese folklore, coupled with her unmistakable talent for storytelling, make Tales of a Chinese Grandmother a distinctive contribution to children's literature and the Chinese culture. Drawn from a long and proud tradition, these tales are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, etc., 1937
ISBN: 9780891904816
Branch Call Number: j 398.2 C
Characteristics: xii p., 1 l., 261 p. : col. front., ill., col. plates. ; 24 cm


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