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Tales of a Chinese Grandmother: 30 Traditional Tales from China

Tales of a Chinese Grandmother Traditional Tales from China This illustrated multicultural children s book presents classic Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture Chinese folklore tradition is as col

  • Title: Tales of a Chinese Grandmother: 30 Traditional Tales from China
  • Author: Frances Carpenter Malthe Hasselriis
  • ISBN: 9780804834094
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • This illustrated multicultural children s book presents classic Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture.Chinese folklore tradition is as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans ChThis illustrated multicultural children s book presents classic Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture.Chinese folklore tradition is as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen.Tales of a Chinese Grandmother, written by Frances Carpenter, presents a collection of 30 authentic Chinese folktales These classic stories represent the best of the Chinese folk tradition and are told here by the character Lao Lao, the beloved grandmother of the nineteenth century Ling household A sampling from a long and proud tradition, these Chinese folktales are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages Chinese children s stories include How Pan Ku Made the WorldThe God that Lived in the KitchenThe Daughter of the Dragon KingThe Grateful Fox FairyThe King of the MonkeysThe Wonderful Pear TreeKo Ai s Lost ShoeHeng O, the Moon LadyThe Old Old One s Birthday

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    1 thought on “Tales of a Chinese Grandmother: 30 Traditional Tales from China

    1. 2.5 starsThe title already tells you what the book is about. I really tried to like this one, and I feel like my reasons for giving it a sort-of-low rating might be too personal. I'm not that much of a picky person, but I couldn't get used to the writing. I love detailed descriptions, but in here it felt extremely tedious. It was also sometimes confusing, because you'd be reading one of the tales, and then it'll suddenly switch to the grandmother and the household, and then back to the story wit [...]

    2. Most of these fairy tales or folk lords are very familiar to me and yet very strange to me as well. I think it is because it is written in English even the translations are pretty accurate. It is a great way to learn the traditional Chinese culture and history through the folk tales. I highly recommend it who is interested.

    3. This is one of my favorite books that I accidentally discovered at the library when I was in middle school. The chinese grandmother is the narrator, and each chapter is a chinese tale that she is telling to her grandchildren. The tales in this book are stories I had heard growing up, and it was nice to be able to read them. For the most part, the translations are accurate (according to my parents!), but I liked being able to know more of the details in the story that are sometimes left out when [...]

    4. Wonderful The tales are wise and vivid. The whole Story telling with the Grandmother telling the children the Storys is lovely made And it's a great insight to Traditional Chinese Life and Culture! I recommend it to everyone who is interested in Chinese History & Folk Tales Everyone who is enchanted with Asian Culture! And for everyone who likes this Book i can recommend the Book Tales of a Korean Grandmother it's just as good and i loved it !

    5. Started reading this aloud to the kids, then realized how tedious it is! I liked it as a child mostly because of the exotic cultural details, but now it seems ethnocentric, even racist, though not on purpose. And boring. How sad! I am now trapped into reading the whole thing aloud, because one of my three listeners loves it. :) The one redeeming quality is an excellent portrayal of the degree to which grandparents and elders are honored and adored in (old?) China.

    6. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother, by Frances Carpenter is a wonderful novel that is full of folk tales and stories. Set back in old China, this book is about a rich family's wise grandmother who tells her two grandchildren stories when they are having a quarrel, when they are bored or just for fun. This is a great book and the tales that she tells are all vivid and wise, a great read. I give this deserving book a big five stars and I recommend this to folk-tale and historical book lovers!

    7. wonderful books. its good to know someone had written down these wonderful stories for the coming generation to enjoy. I have hear/ read some of the stories in this book during my youth. it's certainly nice to revisit themading it also gave me a sad feeling. I wonder how many of the next generation of readers would read and enjoy this. how many would know of the tales

    8. I enjoy reading fairy tales from different cultures, and this was a fun glimpse into ancient Chinese culture.I also reaaaaaallllyyy need a short film done about 'The Pained Eyebrow'

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