Chinese Folktales: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales by Shiho S. Nunes


Shiho S. Nunes

illustrated by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard

For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have delighted listeners with stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. Chinese Folktales collects nineteen of these fantastic tales, some of them dating back to the third century BCE, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience. This updated edition-previously titled Chinese Fables -offers the same great stories in a smaller, easier to handle format at a lower price.

Each of these stories offers a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and glimpses of traditional Chinese culture and lore. All of the tales express the foibles and wisdom of human experience with great humor and affection. Although the lessons are universal, the wit and flavor are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by a master Chinese artist using a patchwork of ancient tones and textures, with a deft touch of humor, this book will give great joy to children and adults alike.

Chinese children's stories include:
- The Practical Bride
- Stealing the Bell
- Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
- Cooking the Duck
- Scaring the Tigers
- The Dragon Slayer

The previously published edition, Chinese Fables, won:

*The Aesop Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature*
*The Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales*
*The Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award*

Shiho S. Nunes (1917 - 2019) was a passionate educator who authored Hawaiian culture-based novels for young adults, as well as The Shishu Ladies of Hilo: Japanese Embroidery in Hawaii.

Born and raised in Singapore,Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard is the illustrator of several children's books, among them Monkey, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, and Adventures of the Treasure Fleet . The mother of two grown children, she and her husband live in France.