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Ho Yi the Archer & Other Classic Chinese Tales
Shelley Fu (au); Joseph F. Abboreno (il); Sherwin Fu (il). This collection of the folktales best known to the Chinese people presents elegant versions of 7 classic stories. Here are the famous tales of Pan Gu & Nu Wo, the creators of the world & mankind; Ho Yi the master archer; Shun Wu Koong, the arrogant Monkey King who learns humility as he helps bring Buddhism to China; Wu Gan, the greedy little boy who becomes the man in the moon; Bai Su-Tzin, the white snake spirit who gives up immortality for love of a mortal; & the cowherd & weaving maid, undone & exiled because of their passion. Chinese religion, philosophy, & tradition permeate the tales, & yet all of the stories deal with human universals: self-sacrifice, wisdom, gentleness, vanity, greed, & love. Black & white illustrations.
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