Chinese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales


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$14.99  $13.79
Tuttle Publishing
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8.8 X 11.3 X 0.6 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Mingmei Yip began writing and painting during her childhood in Hong Kong. Her first newspaper article was published when she was fourteen; the next year she was admitted to the prestigious Hong Kong Chinese Contemporary Artists' Guild, becoming its youngest member. For many years her paintings appeared regularly in Hong Kong exhibitions. She has also written daily columns for several newspapers as well as two volumes of short stories and essays, one of which was illustrated with her Zen paintings. Yip's painting has been praised not only for its striking colors and dynamic composition but also for making traditional Chinese motifs exciting and accessible to all ages. A one person show of her paintings of Guan Yin, the Chinese goddess of compassion, was held in New York City in Fall of 2002. Mingmei resides in New York.


"Yip's paintings emulate classic Chinese silkscreen renderings, especially the serene nature images of The Frog Who Lived in a Well." -- Publishers Weekly
"Children will be drawn by the abundant colorful illustrations and the short, straightforward retellings." -- Booklist
"Beautifully illustrated, the book is geared towards children ages five to ten. For the younger set, parents can read the stories to them which are sure to stimulate their imaginations." -- Bicultural Mama blog
"The book is well illustrated with beautiful pictures and the quality of all of Tuttle's books is there. The books are just simply gorgeous. I cannot say that enough...The illustrations help take the reader to the time and place of the story but also leaves room for the reader's imagination to complete it as well." -- Crafty Moms Share blog
"Yip's writing is clear and accessible to children, and the bright pastel illustrations are appealing. An attractive addition for larger collections." -- School Library Journal