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White Tiger, Blue Serpent

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From a poor, infertile region of China came a young boy named Kai to confront a ferocious white tiger, a monsterous blue serpent, and the greedy goddess Qin -- and by his heroism to win prosperity for his people. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council
Published May 1st 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Stephanie Easton
The story reiterates a Chinese folktale that highlights hard work and persistence. It has the most beautiful Chinese illustrations, which is an art form of which many children will not have been exposed.
Nathan Willard
I really liked this retelling of a Chinese folk tale. It centers on a young boy who thrusts himself into continuous work so that his mother may weave and keep the most beautiful brocade in the (barren and gray) world. In so doing, he unknowingly gives himself the strength to successfully battle the goddess who keeps all the bounty and beauty of the earth in her realm. When he battles to retrieve the brocade, all the plants and animals escape from it to populate his world. I loved the ...more
Jan 19, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A beautiful Chinese folktale. There was a little too much text on each page for my picture book taste, but it's hard to simplify some folktales so I understand why.
Aug 06, 2008 Corinne rated it it was amazing
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Retelling of a Chinese folktale that emphasizes hard work and diligence. Beautiful illustrations in the style of Chinese.
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Love the plot and the illustrations were excellent and beautiful.
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