June 2018 Children's & YA Berkeley Books

Chinese Myths and Legends: The Monkey King and Other Adventures Shelley Fu, Patrick Yee

Hardback | Jun 2018 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804850278 | 128pp | 279x216mm | GEN | AUD$29.99

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant literary culture. Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality, and love.

 More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Chinese Myths and Legends also explores the historical impact and roots of each tale, inviting you and the children you love to enjoy the many layers of meaning contained within them fully. The included pronunciation guide, as well as information for further reading, makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians, and parents.