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Paperback The Chi-Lin Purse Book

ISBN: 0736231439

ISBN13: 9780736231435

The Chi-Lin Purse

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Book Overview

This collection of Chinese folk tales includes clever characters who often help strangers. Each story shows how one person's kindness can change another person's life forever.

Customer Reviews

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Excellent collection of Chinese folktales

This collection is fantastic for reading to children, or for letting middle-schoolers read. It give a clear, readable form of each story, including Chinese terms to keep the Chinese flavor. I really loved it- and so do my little guys!

Awesome short stories w/ many helpful guides at end of book!

I certainly agree with the mother who is letting her adopted child know about her heritage, and I too can not wait for my daughter to be old enough to hear these short stories. My favorites where Dog Steals & Rooster Crows, Clever Magistrate and Mr . Yeh's New Year. Also what I would like to tell all readers is to be aware of the pronounciation guide, Glossary and the Source Guide as you read each story. They will help you with Chinese words you are unfamiliar with.

A wonderful book for youngster

This book was given to my son as a Christmas gift last year and he didn't bother to read it at first. But once he started he couldn't put it down! The stories are very interesting and a Chinese friend told me these are the authentic Chinese stories, unlike some that were Americanized, she herself heard of these stories when she grew up. Absolutely a good book for young adults.

How to celebrate a childs heritage.

As the mother of a daughter adopted from China I struggle with keeping her background alive in her day to day life. This is just one of many books I read to her at night to celebrate her homeland. Its very well written and easy to understand. She was adopted at three, so often she corrects my pronunciation, and it warms my heart !! I recomend this book to all families of chinese adoptees.

I really enjoy this book.

This book is wonderful. It is a collection of Chinese folktales, as told by Linda Fang, a Chinese story teller. The stories are interesting and thought provoking. The main characters are varied. One is a doctor, one is a clever ambassador, one is a woman who had been disguised as a man, one is a rich woman who falls on hard times, etc. The plots of the stories are as varied as the characters. I recommend this book to anyone.
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