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How the Rooster Got His Crown

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According to Miao tradition -- a minority group in western China -- in the early days of the world, the six suns refuse to come out for fear of a skillful archer's arrows. A small rooster saves the day by coaxing the suns out with his crowing.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Holiday House
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Kest Schwartzman
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
I just can't give more than three stars to a story that features some people saying "x is afraid to come out of the cave! I know what will reassure x! Let's station a tiger at the mouth of the cave!"

But also, this book is forgettable and the illustrations only ok, so, not such a big loss on the tiger thing
Kathy
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it
A great story to use as an idea to write your own "How the _______ got it's _______. The 5ht grader I tutor was happy to add this idea to his little notebook of story ideas. ( When the teacher asks his class to write a story , he will have a notebook full of ideas to choose from)
Katie Winfree
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
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"How the Rooster Got His Crown" by Amy Lowry tells the ancient Chinese story on the importance of roosters in their culture. The story is simplified for children understanding and would be a good book to use in a classroom. Not only does the story of the meaning behind crowns on roosters i Chinese culture, but also why a rooster is associated with the sun rising. Overall, the writing is alright and as a whole the plot is very lack luster. What makes this book interesting is the illustrations. Lo ...more
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Nov 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
I liked it when the sun gave the rooster his crown.
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Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
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I really enjoy reading folk lore such as this one.
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Wonderful multicultural text. Chinese version of why the rooster crows.
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