Chinese Myths and Legends: The Monkey King and Other Adventures (Hardcover)
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a vibrant literary culture. Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality, and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Chinese Myths and Legends also explores the origins of each tale, as well as its impact on Chinese culture and history, inviting you and the children you love to enjoy the many layers of meaning. The included pronunciation guide, as well as information for further reading, makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians, and parents.
Shelley Fu, a Chinese-American, is fluent in Mandarin. She holds a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA from Marquette University. She is currently a technical editor in Chicago. Patrick Yee holds a degree in Graphic Design, from Camberwell College of Arts, London Institute, and a Masters Degree from Brighton University. He has won the MacMillian Children's Picture Book Award (England) twice and has illustrated more than 100 books.