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The Dragon's Tale: and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A clever fox shows how small creatures must live by their wits.

A boastful boar learns the hard way that pride invites calamity.

A wise dragon teaches that the more you know, the more you know there is to know.

Each of the fables in this collection about the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac contains a jewel of wisdom: while readers enjoy the amusing stories, they can pond
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Katie Logonauts
This book presents a different take on the zodiac tales. Rather than explaining how the animals were chosen, this book includes twelve separate fables featuring each of the animals. Each fable ends with a short epigraph that restates the moral lesson. This could be a great addition to a lesson on fable or Aesop or for studying aphorisms.
Bonnie Chang
Mar 30, 2013 Bonnie Chang rated it really liked it
APA: The dragon's tale and other animal fables of the Chinese zodiac. (1996). New York: H. Holt and Co..
Subgroup: Chinese Zodiac
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Relate: This story allows children to see each perspective of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac and a good moral that children should follow.
Synopsis: This story is carried through the different stories of each animal’s interaction with one another. The first story is of Rat, followed by ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse,
Jun 21, 2013 Jan rated it it was amazing
Once a tiny fly buzzed around and landed on a horse's ear. He rested for a few minutes, then before flying away he paused to apologize to the horse for using his ear as a resting place. "Oh," said the horse, "I didn't even know you were there." Moral: We are often of greater importance in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbors.

Much like Aesop's fables, each Chinese fable in this collection has a moral -- a tidbit of wisdom -- at the end. Although structured as a picture book, the book wi
Michael Fitzgerald
Unfortunately, the most interesting thing about this book is the little note on the last page that discusses the traditional paints and brushes that were used. The images themselves and the stories they accompany are lackluster.
Dec 19, 2012 Becky rated it it was amazing
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Lovely stories, beautiful illustrations, fun and catchy fables.
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animal stories (1 page each) of Chinese Zodiac
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