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    Cat and Rat

    J
    133.52
    YOU

    Cat and Rat : the legend of the Chinese zodiac

    Young, Ed.

    Introduces the Chinese zodiac and relates how each of its twelve signs was named for an animal selected by the Jade Emperor. Includes a table showing the signs for the years 1900 through 2007, and the character traits of each sign.

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    The great race

    J
    398
    CAS

    The great race : the story of the Chinese zodiac

    Casey, Dawn, 1975-

    Relates how the Jade Emperor chose twelve animals to represent the years in his calendar. Also discusses the Chinese calendar, zodiac, the qualities associated with each animal, and what animal rules the year in which the reader was born.

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    The hunter

    J
    398.2
    CAS

    The hunter : a Chinese folktale

    Casanova, Mary.

    After learning to understand the language of animals, Hai Li Bu the hunter sacrifices himself to save his village.

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    The dragon's tale

    J
    398.2
    DEM

    The dragon's tale : and other animal fables of the Chinese zodiac

    Demi.

    A collection of fables about the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The empty pot

    J
    398.2
    DEM

    The empty pot

    Demi.

    When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

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    The greatest treasure

    J
    398.2
    DEM

    The greatest treasure

    Demi.

    In this traditional Chinese tale, a poor man receives a treasure of gold and discovers the true value of simple pleasures.

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    The shady tree

    J
    398.2
    DEM

    The shady tree

    Demi.

    Ping returns and deals with the selfish Tan Tan, who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does not share, so Ping turns Tan Tan's greed into his own gain, but remains true to his generous nature.

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    Eight dragons on the roof and other tales

    J
    398.2
    EIG

    Eight dragons on the roof and other tales : traditional dragon stories from China

    Collection of traditional folktales from China dating from myths and legends to the 19th Century, all stories featuring a dragon theme or motif.

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    The Chi-lin purse

    J
    398.2
    FAN

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    Ho Yi the archer and other classic Chinese tales

    J
    398.2
    FU

    Ho Yi the archer and other classic Chinese tales

    Fu, Shelley, 1966-

    Presents retellings of seven classic Chinese folktales, including the famous tales of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, the creators of the world and mankind; Ho Yi, the master archer; and Shun Wu Koong, the Monkey King.

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    Ling-li and the phoenix fairy

    J
    398.2
    GRE

    Ling-li and the phoenix fairy : a Chinese folktale

    Greene, Ellin, 1927-

    Retells a Chinese tale in which a girl's colorful wedding jacket is stolen and torn into pieces, which ultimately become the flowers we know as impatiens.

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    The weaving of a dream

    J
    398.2
    HEY

    The weaving of a dream : a Chinese folktale

    Heyer, Marilee.

    When the beautiful tapestry woven by a poor woman is stolen by fairies, her three sons set out on a magical journey to retrieve it. A retelling of a traditional Chinese tale.

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    Two of everything

    J
    398.2
    HON

    Two of everything : a Chinese folktale

    Hong, Lily Toy.

    A poor old Chinese farmer finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it, but his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications.

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    The dinner that cooked itself

    J
    398.2
    HSY

    The dinner that cooked itself

    Hsyu, J. C. (Jennifer C.)

    In this retelling of an ancient Chinese folk tale, a hard-working young bachelor is rewarded for his kindness.

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    Favorite children's stories from China & Tibet

    J
    398.2
    HUM

    Favorite children's stories from China & Tibet

    Hume, Lotta Carswell.

    Presents a collection of children's stories of Chinese and Tibetan life and culture featuring the great striped tiger, Tibetan creation story, a Chinese Cinderella, and more.

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    The magical Monkey King

    J
    398.2
    JIA

    The magical Monkey King : mischief in heaven : classic Chinese tales

    Jiang, Ji-li.

    The mischievous Monkey King attempts to achieve immortality the easy way, gains god-like powers, and wreaks havoc in heaven.

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    Ten suns

    J
    398.2
    KIM

    Ten suns : a Chinese legend

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    When the ten sons of Di Jun walk across the sky together causing the earth to burn from the blazing heat, their father looks for a way to stop the destruction.

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    Cloud weavers

    J
    398.2
    KRA

    Cloud weavers : ancient Chinese legends

    Krasno, Rena, 1923-

    Presents legends and tales from China, including ancient folktales, stories that reflect Chinese traditions and virtues, historical tales, and selections from literature.

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    Yeh-Shen

    J
    398.2
    LOU

    Yeh-Shen : a Cinderella story from China

    Louie, Ai-Ling.

    A young Chinese girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince.

    Lost

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    The seven Chinese brothers

    J
    398.2
    MAH

    The seven Chinese brothers

    Mahy, Margaret.

    Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities.

    Overdue

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The Moon maiden & other Asian folktales

    J
    398.2
    MOO

    The Moon maiden & other Asian folktales

    Presents twelve traditional Chinese and East Asian legends, myths, and fables, adapted and vividly illustrated for children.

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    The future of Yen-tzu

    J
    398.2
    MOR

    The future of Yen-tzu

    Morris, Winifred.

    A retelling of the traditional Chinese tale in which a farmer's son seeks a better future and finds that the future can change from one moment to the next.

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    J
    398.2
    MOS

    Tikki Tikki Tembo

    Mosel, Arlene.

    When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.

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    Chinese fables

    J
    398.2
    NUN

    Chinese fables : "the Dragon Slayer" and other timeless tales of wisdom

    Nunes, Shiho S., 1917-

    An illustrated retelling of nineteen fables and tales from China, each of which features a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and introduces aspects of traditional Chinese culture and lore.

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    Little Sima and the giant bowl

    J
    398.2
    QU

    Little Sima and the giant bowl : a Chinese folktale

    Qu, Zhi.

    Little Sima is given a magical "gang," a giant porcelain bowl, that brings the first rain in one hundred years, but when Little Sima's friend falls into the bowl, Sima must risk the rain stopping in order to save his friend.

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    The Monkey King

    J
    398.2
    SEO

    The Monkey King : a classic Chinese tale for children

    Seow, David.

    Presents a classic Chinese folktale about how the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, brought peace and kindness back to China and how Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy helped in this quest.

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    Lady white snake

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    Lady white snake : a tale from Chinese opera

    Shepard, Aaron.

    A thousand-year-old white snake travels from its sacred mountain to the human world, where it falls in love with a mortal.

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    King Pom and the fox

    J
    398.2
    Sou

    King Pom and the fox

    Souhami, Jessica.

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    The dragon emperor

    J
    398.2
    WAN

    The dragon emperor : a Chinese folktale

    Wang, Ping.

    Retells the legend of the war between the Yellow Emperor, a fourheaded dragon, and Chi You, the Black Dragon, who rebelled against him.

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    Wishbones

    J
    398.2
    WIL

    Wishbones : a folk tale from China

    Wilson, Barbara Ker, 1929-

    In this Chinese version of the Cinderella tale, Yeh Hsien uses magic fishbones to dress herself in finery for the Cave Festival, where she loses a slipper in fleeing from her wicked stepmother.

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    The jade stone

    J
    398.2
    YAC

    The jade stone : a Chinese folktale

    Yacowitz, Caryn.

    Chan Lo, commanded by the Great Emperor of All China to carve a dragon of wind and fire from a perfect piece of jade, discovers the stone wants to be something else.

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    The dragon, the phoenix, and the beautiful pearl

    J
    398.2
    YAS

    The dragon, the phoenix, and the beautiful pearl : a Chinese dragon spirit myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale.

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    The Monkey King

    J
    398.2
    YAS

    The Monkey King : a Chinese monkey spirit myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale about the legend of the Monkey King.

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    Nü Gua mends the sky

    J
    398.2
    YAS

    Nü Gua mends the sky : a Chinese flood myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale.

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    Pangu separates the sky from the earth

    J
    398.2
    YAS

    Pangu separates the sky from the earth : a Chinese creation myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese creation folktale.

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    Yu the Great conquers the flood

    J
    398.2
    YAS

    Yu the Great conquers the flood : a Chinese nature myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale, in which Yu conquers the flood.

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    The rainbow people

    J
    398.2
    YEP

    The rainbow people

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    A collection of twenty Chinese folk tales that were passed on by word of mouth for generations, as told by some old-timers newly settled in the United States.

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    The boy who swallowed snakes

    J
    398.2
    YEP

    The boy who swallowed snakes

    Yep, Laurence.

    An honest young boy tries to get rid of an ever-increasing number of snakes that have come with the bowlful of silver coins he found.

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    Dragon prince

    J
    398.2
    YEP

    Dragon prince : a Chinese Beauty & the beast tale

    Yep, Laurence.

    A poor farmer's youngest daughter agrees to marry a fierce dragon in order to save her father's life.

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    The junior thunder lord

    J
    398.2
    YEP

    The junior thunder lord

    Yep, Laurence.

    Yue, a Chinese merchant, discovers the wisdom in passing along kindness, when Bear Face, the huge hairy man Yue has befriended, saves his life.

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    The man who tricked a ghost

    J
    398.2
    YEP

    The man who tricked a ghost

    Yep, Laurence.

    Sung, a brave man who is not afraid of ghosts, meets one on a dark road and tricks it into revealing its secret weakness.

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    Tiger woman

    J
    398.2
    YEP

    Tiger woman

    Yep, Laurence.

    When she refuses to share her food with a beggar, an old woman finds herself transformed into various animals, until she learns a lesson about greed.

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    Lon Po Po

    J
    398.2
    YOU

    Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China

    Young, Ed.

    Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.

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    The lost horse

    J
    398.2
    YOU

    The lost horse : a Chinese folktale

    Young, Ed.

    Retells an ancient tale about a Chinese man who owns a marvelous horse and believes that things are not always as bad, or as good, as they might seem.

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    Mouse match

    J
    398.2
    YOU

    Mouse match : a Chinese folktale

    Young, Ed.

    When a father mouse goes to the sun, cloud, wind, and wall in search of the strongest husband for his daughter, he is surprised to find that a mouse is the best match.

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    The sons of the Dragon King

    J
    398.2
    YOU

    The sons of the Dragon King : a Chinese legend

    Young, Ed.

    The nine immortal sons of the Dragon King set out to make something of themselves, and each, with help from a watchful father, finds a role that suits his individual strengths.

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    Chinese fairy tale feasts

    J
    641.5
    YEE

    Chinese fairy tale feasts : a literary cookbook

    Yee, Paul.

    A collection of thirteen Chinese fairy tales paired with a recipe for a classic Chinese dish.

    Due 08/30/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The red thread

    P
    LIN

    The red thread : an adoption fairy tale

    Lin, Grace.

    An adoption story, based on the ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together, follows a king and queen who are both searching for the one thing that will fill the void in their hearts.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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