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6 Classic Chinese Tales 中国传统神话(English) - Hantastic Kids

6 Classic Chinese Tales 中国传统神话(English)

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By Francis Gerard (Author)

Paperback: 358 pages

Publisher: Totem Productions Ltd (31 Dec. 2018)

Language: English

ISBN: 1912895005

ISBN-13: 978-1912895007

Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm

THIS SERIES OF CLASSIC CHINESE TALES is drawn from legends, fables and folklore and passed down through many generations. These tales speak of the virtues of courage, bravery, kindness, wisdom, humility, honesty and good humour. Full of fantastic imagery and storytelling, this series offers young readers a window into China's rich heritage of three thousand years of astonishing culture.

This series of six books, gloriously illustrated and designed, contains the following stories:

  • An Emperor’s daughter who turns into a bird.
  • Lovers separated by the Milky Way who only meet one day a year.
  • A boy whose body is formed by lotus flowers.
  • A monkey who turns heaven upside down.
  • The great archer who went into battle with the suns.
  • A princess buried within the mountain saved by her son.

About the author 

Francis Gerard is someone who has always chased dreams. Starting out as a photographer, he soon turned to documentary films and travelled the world, working primarily as an observer of political issues. First in the country he grew up in, South Africa, then from the late 1970s, began a series of documentaries about Russian and US politics. During the 1990s he turned his eye to China, following the final years of British control in Hong Kong and then the country itself in an eight-hour series entitled “The Dragon’s Ascent”.

Over the past ten years Francis has established a museum exhibition company working out of South Africa across Africa.

His recent series of six books of Chinese Folk tales for children was a delightful change of pace. Presently Francis is completing his first novel.