Chinese Fables & Folktales (II)
This series introduces the most famous and well-known Chinese fables and folktales that have entertained children in China for generations. Now illustrated in beautiful color, these books will be a perfect bedtime companion for any young child. This volume includes: Not One Bit Fake Zao Fu, the Diligent The Unmanageable Bat Cut the Long Pole in Half to Get Inside the City
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A beloved story about a classic character, newly available in board book!Corduroy the teddy bear slips out very early one morning ...to get a birthday present for Lisa. He spies what he thinks is a yellow balloon up in the sky and goes chasing after it, thinking that would be perfect for her. But when the sun rises, the "balloon" disappears. And now Corduroy is lost. Can he reuinte with his best friend and find her the perfect birthday present?Written in the whimsical style of Don Freeman and illustrated in the exact scratchboard technique he used to create Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy, Corduroy Lost and Found will delight even Corduroy's very youngest fans. This board book edition is publishing just in time for the 50th anniversary of Corduroy's original publication! read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
Pages: 73, Edition: Reprint, Library Binding
中国民间故事是劳动人民共同创造的精神财富，它是中华文明的重要组成部分。中华民族一是一个有着五十六个民族的大家庭，各民族都有自己的文化、传统和生活根基，有着各具特色的民间文学，因此就有各自不同的民问故事。 桂邹德、金乐鸣等编写的《中国民间故事》上下卷收录了包括汉...族、傣族、景颇族、蒙古族、瑶族、苗族、藏族、维吾尔族等民族在内的三十篇民间故事，从中可见不同民族的不同历史和文化风貌。 中国民闻故事包含了丰富的历史知识、深厚的民族情感，作为中华文化不可或缺的一部分，它有着永恒的艺术魅力。 read more
"Flows with the naturalness of conversation". -- The Small Press Book Review"Translated with simplicity and lucidity". -- The Book... Reader"This collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China in different time periods represents a popular choice and one sure to be well-received". -- Religious Studies Review read more
The ancient Chines fables dated back to a long time ago and have rich connotations. Most of them came from the daily life and mani...fested the wisdom of our ancestors. These fables will teach us life experience and learning skills. Fables selected in this book range from Spring and Autumn and go all the way through Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasty. They convey wisdom and life philosophy through vivid metaphors. They criticize the society and weakness in human nature to encourage people do good things. They teach learning attitude and method, which are highly relevant even to these days. read more
Most of the fables in this book have the simple structure but the simple stories contain the major principles. All his fables have... the distinct characters and the plants and animals are endowed with the human personality and emotions. According to the characteristics of animals, birds, insects, flowers and fishes, Krylov's fables vividly apply the personification and let the natural creatures play different roles, so as to show human's quality and character, thus have very high aesthetic value from the perspective of shaping artistic images. read more
Excerpt from Chinese Fables and Folk StoriesIT requires much study of the Oriental mind to catch even brief glimpses of the secret... of its mysterious charm. An open mind and the wisdom of great sympathy are conditions essential to making it at all possible.Contemplative, gentle, and metaphysical in their habit of thought, the Chinese have reﬂected profoundly and worked out many riddles of the universe in ways peculiarly their own. Realization of the value and need to us of a more definite knowledge of the mental processes of our Oriental brothers, increases wonder fully as one begins to comprehend the richness, depth, and beauty of their thought, ripened as it is by the hidden processes of evolution throughout the ages.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
This book collects traditional Chinese fables, marked with pinyin and accompanied by beautiful pictures, enabling readers to learn... the philosophy of life in the process of happy reading. Written in popular and easy-to-understand language and in a lively and concise style, this book enables little readers to learn to read and meanwhile cultivates their moral character. In a ballad-like expression form, this book makes a catchy read. With its contents having a strong sense of contemporaneity and close to children's life, this book can more easily strike a chord with children. Text is provided with phonetic notation and pictures, to better facilitate children's learning. read more
Aesop was a Greek fabulist in the 6th century BC. According to historical records, he was a slave of the slave owner Jadmon and wa...s sold for many times. However, he was set free due to his remarkable intelligence and extensive knowledge. After becoming a free man, he traveled around and told fables to people, thus deeply loved by the people in ancient Greece and reputed as ""the Father of Greek Fables"" and ""the Founder of Western Fables"" by later generations. Aesop's Fables enlightens our minds, comfort our heart and edify our sentiment. It has far-reaching influence and edification to our outlook on life, value, personality, self-cultivation, mentality, aspiration, ability and other aspects. read more
The book selects several famous stories such as The Farmer and the Snake, Fox and Grape, The Hare and the Tortoise, A Crow Drinkin...g Water, The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf which takes process on language and words, making them much more brief and simple in order to suit children's interest on reading and help children get inspiration during reading. read more
This collection of over two hundred folk and fairy tales from all over the world is the only edition that encompasses all cultures.... Arranged geographically by region—West and East Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, the Carribean and West Indies, and Central and South America—and lovingly selected from the personal favorites of folklorists and writers, this book is a major anthology in its field.Gathered together in this wide-ranging collection are familiar classics like "Snow-White" and "Sleeping Beauty," and stories that equal them from all major cultures. Together they offer magic, adventure, laughter, reflection, vivid images, and a throng of colorful characters. More important, they offer insight into the oral traditions of different cultures and deal with universal human dilemmas that span differences of age, culture, and geography. Animal fables, proverbs, ghost stories, funny tales, and tales of enchantment provide a unique reading experience for all ages.A category index groups the tales by plot and character, e.g., humorous, supernatural, and "pourquoi" tales, married couples, enchanted sweethearts, etc. Like all great literature, these tales can be read with fascination on many levels, making Best-Loved Folktales of the World a classic and enduring collection. read more
Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original... voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic — Origins, Love, Heroes, and People — the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's urban expressiveness and Tom Feeling's spirited illustrations give them continued resonance for today's audience. read more
‘Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum!’ Jack and his mother are so poor they decide to sell their faithful brown cow. But Jack takes only a handful o...f beans from a stranger in exchange for the animal! His mother is furious but little does she know that these beans are magic and soon will grow into an enormous beanstalk reaching as far as the eye can see. And at the very top lives a terrifying Giant who Jack must outwit to survive. Nina Töwe’s illustrations are inspired by the sixteenth-century paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, best-known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, flowers, vegetables and fish. read more
Kuku the hen and Mwewe the eagle were the very best of friends in the past, sharing a special bond from the day they were born.Wha...t happened that caused them to take different paths? Was a simple little sewing needle really to blame?A wonderful tale inspired by an old Swahili legend, Kuku and Mwewe will stay in your imagination forever, and reveal the answer to a great secret.Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 770L read more
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Folktales are stories from long ago that were passed on from person to person. Some are scary enough to prickle your skin with fea...r. From an evil music box to a headless princess, the folktales in this book will send chills running down your spine. Read on if you dare! read more
As this collectible figure, the brave heroine, Moana, star of Disney's hit animated feature, is dressed in a detailed costume and ...ready to set sail into your heart. She comes with Heihei, an engraved oar and 13 Kakamora pirates in their coconut... read more
Why are ravens black? Why do screech owl eyes look red in light? How did we get fire? You'll find the answers to those questions i...n this retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale. The earth was cold and dark but the animals could see fire coming from the tree on the island. They tried to fly or swim to the island to bring back the fire heat and light. What happened to some of the animals? Which animal brought it back and how? read more
With the semi-feudal and semi-colonial old Shanghai from May to June of 1930 as the background, this book depicts figures of all w...alks of life including merchants, soldiers, intellectuals and social butterflies, old fogies, workers and so on, showing the broad picture of social life in old China in the 1930s. In the harsh situation of warlord dogfights and strikes of workers, although Wu Sunfu tries to revitalize national industry, speed up to oppress the working people and vigorously speculate from government bonds, ultimately he suffers a crushing defeat and completely goes bankrupt due to the powerful economic containment of his opponent Zhao Botao. read more
A collection of Ukrainian folk tales featuring enchanting stories and memorable characters, including a determined prince and beau...tiful princess, a wise ant and a terrifying dragon, a depressed rabbit, a strange horse, some troubled mice, a very lazy man, and a green dwarf named Oh! Original illustrations drawn by artists in Ukraine. read more
Judy Goldman retells animal folktales from five indigenous groups in Mexico--the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui, and Tseltal. E...ach story is followed by information about the featured culture, enriching readers' understanding of the diverse peoples who make up Mexico.Fabricio VandenBroeck's lush art portrays the richness of the many peoples, animals, and places that make up Mexico.Includes a map of Mexico, showing the location of each indigenous group. Back matter includes a glossary and tale sources, as well as an index and a bibliography. read more
The Emperor has a problem. He wants his people to remember the year in which his son was born. But there is no way to keep track o...f the years. So the Emperor devises a race in which animals will cross a river. The first twelve animals to reach the opposite side will have a year named after them. Thus, the people will be able to remember the years and the events that occurred. And so the race is set. Rat, knowing he is no match for the rushing water, schemes with Cat on how to cross the river. Together the two convince Ox to carry them across. But halfway across the river, Rat shows his true colors. Will Cat make it to the other side? Which animals will have a year named after them? Accompanied by exquisite watercolor artwork, this charming story explains the origins of the Chinese calendar. read more
The fantastic Legend team of Kathy-jo Wargin and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen have another beautiful book to add to the Sleeping Bea...r and Mackinac Island stories. A Grandmother's love for her grandchildren is magically portrayed in "The Legend of the Loon". A perfect addition to your collection, this book remains true to the heartwarming qualities you've come to expect from these legendary storytellers. read more