Learning Chinese: Through Festivals and Legends

Publication Year:
2009
Usage 12
Abstract Views 12
Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/education_books/9
Author(s):
Louie, Belinda Yun-ying; Sogabe, Aki
Publisher(s):
Book Publishers Network
book description
Chinese festivals draw the community together to celebrate the well-loved traditions and to retell the familiar tales. Children love to make lanterns and to decorate dragon boats. Suns being shot down from the sky, a golden dragon springing up from a dry pond, and magpies forming a bridge for the weaver and the cowherd are delightful legends that continue to charm generation after generation. The bilingual texts in this book serve both heritage and non-heritage Chinese language learners in the western world. The intricate paper-cut illustrations invite readers to color the pages as they reflect upon the stories. The traditional crafts will enhance childrenĀ¹s enjoyment of the festivals. Above all, the stories are here for all to cherish.