What the Rat Told Me: A Legend of the Chinese Zodiac
Author: Marie Sellier, Catherine Louis & Wang Fei
Publisher: North South, 2014.
Call No.: JP 398.2 SEL - [FOL]
Summary: When the Great Emperor of Heaven invites the animals to visit him, the animals set out for the Jade Mountain. Along the way, the cunning rat manages to outwit the larger, quicker animals to be the first to reach the Emperor.
How the Rooster Got His Crown
Author: Amy Lowry Poole
Publisher: Holiday House, 1999.
Call No.: JP 398.2 POO - [FOL], ACL 398.2 POO - [FOL]
Summary: In this Miao folktale, six suns scorched the earth with their ferocious heat. Five were shot down, and the sixth was frightened into hiding. As a result, the Earth was plunged into darkness. No amount of coaxing from different animals could convince the sun to emerge, until the rooster tries...
Chinese Fables Remembered
Author: Miwa Kurita
Publisher: Heian International, 2006.
Call No.: JP 398.2 KUR - [FOL], ACL 398.2 KUR - [FOL]
Summary: After a nasty brother kicks his younger sibling out of the family home, he least expects to find his brother happily married and living in a big house. In another story, a purple rooster gets into trouble for his boasting. Fortunately, his friend, a golden rooster, saves the day. These two folktales are from Jilin, a region in Northeast China.
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
Author: Ai-Ling Louie
Publisher: Philomel Books, 1982.
Call No.: J 398.2 LOU - [FOL], ACL 398.2 LOU - [FOL]
Summary: Young orphan Yeh-Shen is ill-treated by her stepmother. To make matters worse, her stepmother kills her only friend, a fish. However, a magical spirit lives in the bones of the fish, and continues to watch over the girl. When Yeh-Shen finally comes of age, will the spirit be powerful enough to free her from her stepmother’s grasp?
The Dinner that Cooked Itself
Author: J. C. Hsyu
Publisher: Flying Eye Books, 2014.
Call No.: JP 398.2 HSY - [FOL], ACL 398.2 HSY - [FOL]
Summary: Tuan is a poor but hardworking man. He finds a snail and decides to care for it. The next day, he returns home to find a delicious dinner awaiting him. This continues for a few nights, and the food even gets better. Who could be preparing everything for him?
Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale
Author: Laurence Yep
Publisher: HarperCollins, 1997.
Call No.: J 398.2 YEP - [FOL], ACL 398.2 YEP - [FOL]
Summary: In this Chinese retelling of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, a poor farmer’s youngest daughter sacrifices her own happiness and agrees to marry a fierce dragon in order to save her father’s life.
The Hunter: A Chinese Folk Tale
Author: Mary Casanova
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Call No.: JP 398.2 CAS - [FOL], ACL 398.2 CAS - [FOL]
Summary: When Hai Li Bu saves the Dragon King’s daughter, he is granted the ability to understand the language of animals. However, he is warned never to let others know of his gift or he would turn to stone. One day, the animals speak of an imminent catastrophe that would destroy his village. How can Hai Li Bu convince his people to flee?
Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain
Creator: Margaret Bateson-Hill
Publisher: Zero to Ten, 2001.
Call No.: J 398.2 BAT - [FOL]
Summary: Lao Lao is an old woman who can cut beautiful patterns out of plain paper. When the Emperor orders her to create jewels from paper, she is not sure that she can. Will she be able to meet the Emperor’s demands? This bilingual book also teaches children how to cut simple patterns out of paper.
Creator: 段立欣 (编著)
Publisher: 学习出版社， 2012。
Call No.: JP 398.2 DLX - [FOL]
Summary: 《牛郎织女》 是中国四大民间传说之一， 述说牛郎和织女一段刻骨铭心的爱情故事。 牛郎在老牛的协助之下， 结识了织女， 萌生了俩人的爱情故事。 然而， 二者的爱情不合天规， 被迫分离。 他们最终能否有情人终成眷属?
Creator: 周君， 晓敏 (编写)
Publisher: 吉林出版集团， 2012。
Call No.: JP 398.2 ZJ - [FOL]
Summary: 鲁班是中国古代名匠。 他以精巧的手工制造出种种雄伟的建筑。 鲁班小时候热爱木工， 于是拜师学艺。 经过了多项考验， 他终于成为一代名匠。 故事教导小朋友们要勇敢面对挑战而不轻易放弃梦想。
Creator: 魏亚西 (编写)
Publisher: 二十一世纪出版社， 2013。
Call No.: JP 398.2 WYX - [FOL]
Summary: 机缘巧合下， 住在山脚下的瘸腿老公公喜获可爱的葫芦娃。 为 了治好老公公的腿， 勇敢善良的葫芦娃踏上了寻找仙药的艰辛旅程。
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Creator: 高竞男， 王芳 (改写)
Publisher: 北京师范大学出版社， 2013。
Call No.: JP 398.2 GJN - [FOL]
Summary: 愚公一家住在山下， 出入非常不便。 愚公与家人商量后， 决定挖平高山。 凿山的过程既费时又辛苦， 可是愚公已下定了决心要辟路。 天神被愚公的坚持所感动， 于是帮他移走大山。