Originally Published in: China
Language: Simplified Chinese & English Bilingual
Price per book: $6.19
Pages per book: 25-45
Lines per page: 3-6
Luka® can read all 24 books in both Mandarin Chinese and English!
After an extensive search for genuine classics in traditional Chinese stories and fables, JoJo's quest concludes with the discovery of this newly published collection of 24 exquisite books 中国故事绘 (zhōng guó gù shì huì) in Mandarin Chinese and English.
These books are a true gem for any library and a must-read for every child learning Chinese for the following reasons:
- A feast of Chinese culture: 24 authentic stories passed down through generations, told in everyday language for Children
- Captivating plots and unveiled traditional cuture make these stories appealing to even the most hard-to-please teenager readers.
- The stories features a diverse of heroic female characters alongside their male counterparts.
- Illustrated by 杨永青 (1928-2011), a titan in the realm of traditional Chinese watercolor brush painting, who leaves behind a legacy of a lifetime's artistic brilliance.
- The last page of each story explains the traditional culture within the story, along with interactive elements such as traditional-themed arts, crafts, games, and more, allowing children to experience authentic Chinese childhood.
- The books have Mandarin Chinese and English bilingual texts on each page, making it accessable to family members who don't speak Chinese.
- Large format: 10 inches by 10 inches.
Professor Steven Orton summarized it well: "I grew up listening to the stories of Jack and the Bean Stalk, The Little Engine that Could, and Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby. Now with 中国故事绘 western audiences can read the stories that Chinese children listened to. Soon these stories will become as meaningful and precious to you and your children as the stories of your youth. “
《愚公移山》Mr. Fool the Mountain Mover
《孔子的故事》The Story of Confucius
《凤凰山的传说》The Legend of the Phonix Mountain
《龙门点额》A Persistent Carp
《马兰花》The Magic Malan Flower
《孟姜女的故事》The Story of Meng Jiangnu
《外黄小儿说服楚霸王》A Boy from Waihuang Persuades the Overlord of Chu
《金瓜儿银豆儿》Golden Gourd and Silver Bean
《李寄除妖》Li Ji the Brave Girl
《捆龙仙绳》The Magic Ribbon
《鼠女出嫁》The Mouse Bride
《杭州绸伞》Hangzhou Silk Umbrellas
《荀灌讨救兵》Xun Guan Invites Reinforcements
《梁山伯与祝英台》The Butterfly Lovers
《司马光砸缸》Sima Guang and the Water Jar
《蚌姑娘》The Oyster Sisters
《曹冲称象》Cao Chong Weighed an Elephant
《一副壮锦》A Piece of Zhuang Brocade
《凤栖梧桐》Phoenix Birds in a Divine Tree
《金斧头》The Gold Axe
《文成公主入藏》The Story of Princess Wencheng
*《女蜗补天》The Sky-patching Goddess
* Please note: one book in this collection ,《女蜗补天》The Sky-patching Goddess, containes artwork with nudity.
"Read to me":
Ages 7+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka® or a caregiver.
"Read by myself":
The limited text per page and the prevalence of common language make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers ages 9+.
Option to pair with Luka®:
Consider adding Luka®, the reading robot, to your order. Luka® reads 70,000 books in Mandarin Chinese! It reads all 24 books in both Mandarin Chinese and English! Simply tap Luka®'s forehead to switch between the two languages.