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Sweet And Sour: Tales From China

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  5 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
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Claire
May 05, 2016 Claire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first of the school library's "mythological/folk tale" discards I processed today. Now, regarding the title, I do not recall ever encountering sweet and sour sauce when I was in the People's Republic, but I think I had a nice soup with a friend in the United States called that.

Concerning the book, I really liked considering what I knew of each of the periods of Chinese history indicated at the end of each story.

I didn't look at it for very long, but I enjoyed what I saw of it.
Amanda Rutendo
Mar 14, 2016 Amanda Rutendo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the tales make you think
Jeanne
Jan 27, 2014 Jeanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We read this during the Magic Carpet year. Short and sweet fables from China.
Renee
Jul 04, 2009 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  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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