Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom

Author(s): Shiho S. Nunes


For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have delighted listeners with stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. "Chinese Fables" collects nineteen of these wonderful tales, some of them dating back to the third century BCE, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience.

Each of these stories offers a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. All of the tales express the foibles and wisdom of human experience with great humor and affection. And although the lessons are universal, the wit and flavor are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by a master Chinese artist using a patchwork of ancient tones and textures, with a deft touch of humor, this book will give great joy to children and adults alike.

Stories include: The Practical BrideStealing the BellKwan Yin, the Goddess of MercyCooking the DuckScaring the TigersThe Dragon Slayer


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"The stories and pictures in "Chinese Fables" are fresh, bright, timeless. They'll enchant the young and the old today as they did in the China of long ago."--Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "I Love a Broad Margin to My Life"

"The stories are a great introduction to Chinese culture...And what charming illustrations! This book is a timeless treasure!"--Charlotte Painter, author of "Seeing Things"

Shiho Nunes is a passionate educator who has authored Hawaiian culture-based novels for young adults, as well as "The Shishu Ladies of Hilo: Japanese Embroidery in Hawaii." She lives in Berkley, California.
Born and raised in Singapore, Lak-Khee Tay-Adouard is the illustrator of several children's books, among them "Monkey, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories," and "Adventures of the Treasure Fleet." The mother of two grown children, she and her husband live in France.

General Fields

  • : 9780804841528
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : 0.617
  • : January 2013
  • : 254mm X 254mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Shiho S. Nunes
  • : Hardback
  • : 813.54
  • : 64
  • : Full-Colour Illustrations Throughout