Legend of the Chinese Dragon (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

In ancient China, the different tribes lived under the protection of benevolent spirits that took the form of animals–fish, ox, bird, horse, and serpent. But, as often happens, the tribes grew envious of each other and began to fight amongst themselves in the names of their spirits. The children decided to declare a war on war by creating a creature that combined the best of all the spirits and would protect all the people. To this day, the dragon is a symbol of peace and plays an especially important role in the celebration of the Chinese New Year. This timely message of cooperation and empowerment makes this book especially appealing to trade and institutional accounts. Communities with significant Chinese populations will also have a special interest in this title. Catherine Louis’ Liu and the Bird was a critical hit with review journals, teachers, and librarians.

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  • ISBN13: 9780735821521
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About Dragon Mystic

I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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2 Responses to Legend of the Chinese Dragon (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

  1. Bradley D. Swanson "Certified Scrum Coach" says:

    Beautiful This book is gorgeous. The illustrations and calligraphy are beautiful. We checked this book out from the library and I could hardly bear to return it. We prefer to check out books from the library but this is one I had to own. The story is great also and just the right length for small children.

  2. Charles Ashbacher says:

    An explanation of the role of dragons in Chinese culture, quite different from that in western myths One of the best ways for children to learn some of the details of other cultures is to read their legends, myths and folk tales. Even if you have only a glancing knowledge of Chinese culture, you are aware that dragons are an important component, for you see dragon puppets in every parade and festival of a Chinese celebration. This story describes the role of the dragon as a symbol and hope for an end to war, something quite different from the fire-breathing, maiden munching myth in western culture. Tired of seeing their land ravaged by war, the Chinese children got together and created a dragon by merging together parts of other creatures. While the presence of the dragon did not end war altogether, it did reduce the frequency and severity, a very positive consequence. This is an excellent book for segments of elementary school classes where the emphasis in on multicultural study. The text is in both English and Chinese and I strongly recommend it.

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