Chinese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales
Author: Mingmei Yip
Publisher: Tuttle: 2020
Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a delightful selection of thirteen Chinese folktales as retold by author and illustrator Mingmei Yip. Inspired by her beloved father's nightly story-telling when she was a child, Yip hopes that by retelling some of these thousand-year-old Chinese stories she can pass along Chinese folklore and fables to international readers of all ages.
These beautifully illustrated tales give children in other countries a glimpse into the traditions and culture of China, while emphasizing universal lessons about being kind and successfully overcoming obstacles. Readers will encounter many delightful characters—from an angry dragon to a wise cow—in stories such as:
- The Dream of the Butterfly—A sweet tale about accepting who you are and fully appreciating the world around you
- Carp Jumping Over the Dragon Gate—A popular story about the rewards of hard work
- Playing the Qin for the Water Buffalo—A musical tale that highlights empathy and understanding
- And many more!