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Sweet And Sour: Tales From China

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Twenty-four unusual tales from various periods in Chinese history, some complex, others as brief as a joke, display the wit, cleverness, and down-to-earth wisdom of the Chinese people.
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published by Seabury Press (first published July 17th 1979)
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Deborah O'Carroll
It's always hard to rate a collection of stories . . . Which is why they generally get a low rating and then I feel guilty and feel the need to explain my rating in a review. ;)

This was an okay collection, and it's a very quick read since each of the stories are quite short. I picked it up because it was co-authored by the author of "The Gammage Cup", one of my all-time favorites.

A handful of these stories I really enjoyed and had some clever and different twists that reminded me of some of the
We read this during the Magic Carpet year. Short and sweet fables from China.
Jul 04, 2009 Renee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 4th-7th
Chinese short stories from a variety of time periods - most of which are thought provoking or funny.
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