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Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese and Tibeten folk and fairytales and other stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet is a captivating collection of stories from different parts of China and Tibet. Enter a mythical world where animals speak and play tricks on each other,
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published August 15th 2004 by Tuttle Publishing (first published August 15th 1989)
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Samuel Valentino
Jul 14, 2014 Samuel Valentino rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fairy-tales
The back story to this book seems as interesting as the book - the author was the wife of a doctor, and the two of them spent a long time in China, through several political iterations. But the stories are good as well - they are her retellings of tales that had been told to her while in China. The writing is good, and the tales engaging. Another interesting thing to me is that it includes tales from both China and Tibet, and the characteristics of each culture still show through in her ...more
J. Aleksandr Wootton
Collected by a Westerner, so the overlap with European folk tales is not surprising due to selection bias. However, still very interesting to read a Chinese "Cinderella" story, or the Tibetan version of the Tower of Babel, as well as delightful animal fables reminiscent of those from Africa.
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