The Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac: Traditional Fables in Chinese and English - A Bilingual Storybook for Kids (Free Online Audio Recordings)

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Tuttle Publishing
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8.35 X 11.1 X 0.71 inches | 1.28 pounds

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About the Author
Vivian Ling has enjoyed a long career in Chinese language and literature, teaching at Oberlin College and Indiana University, and directing Chinese language programs abroad in Taipei, Shanghai, Kunming and Beijing. She is the author of many books on Chinese language education, including The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.: A Retrospective of the 20th Century. With Peng Wang she has co-authored Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar, Chinese Stories for Language Learners and A Bilingual Treasury of Chinese Folktales, all published by Tuttle.

Peng Wang has been on the faculty at Georgetown University since 2002, teaching various Chinese language courses including Business Chinese and Chinese for Heritage Learners. Formerly, she was chief instructor at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University, as well as a visiting faculty at Oberlin College and Brown University. She has co-authored three other books with Vivian Ling: Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar, Chinese Stories for Language Learners and A Bilingual Treasury of Chinese Folktales, all published by Tuttle.

Yang Xi is an artist and illustrator combines classical and contemporary styles. She holds an MA from the College of Fine Arts at Nanjing Art Institute. While specializing in illustrations related to Chinese culture, she has an eye toward the sensibilities of an international audience.
Let Good Ideas Flourish: A Q&A with Author Vivian Ling
"The animals in this book are so lively that they literally jump off the page. They are also so human that I think my toddler son could easily see them as his friends." --Chuanmei Sun, Senior Lector in Chinese at Yale University
"As an Asian American parent, I see this book as an effective vehicle to get our kids interested in their heritage and culture, as well as to motivate them to learn the language." --Yan Lei, Senior Lecturer in Chinese at Dartmouth College
"This beautifully written and illustrated book is packed with treasures. The bilingual text invites language learners to explore the stories in Chinese, while the stories themselves invite readers of all ages to share in the rich cultural heritage of China." --Christina Stouder, Chinese language teacher, Washington Latin Charter School
"This bilingual book of fables has all the hallmarks of an all-time favorite for young and old alike. Children will love it for the stories of funny animals, parents and teachers will love its wit and wisdom, and everyone will love the whimsical and lively illustrations." --Lucy Lu (Shengjie Lu), Director of the Elementary Chinese Language Program, Dulwich International School (Beijing)
"As a Chinese language teacher and parent of a Chinese-American child, I highly recommend this book of fables to all families interested in having their children learn Chinese language and culture. The book integrates valuable wisdom about life into lifelike fables which are alluring and easy for children to understand." --Jingjing Cai, Assistant Professor of Chinese, Centre College
"...a delightful bilingual children's book that brings to life the enchanting tales of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. Drawing from popular stories in China, Ling and Peng have masterfully retold and adapted these folktales, making them accessible to young readers worldwide [...] The stories present gentle lessons that children can discover for themselves, making the book not only entertaining but also educational." --The Educator's Spin On It