August 2020 Children's & Entertainment Delayed Titles, August Release

Favorite Children's Stories

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales Mingmei Yip

Hardback (B501) | Aug 2020 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804851497 | 80pp | 279x215mm | GEN | AUD$24.99

Age range 5+

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a delightful selection of thirteen Chinese folktales as told by author-illustrator Mingmei Yip. Inspired by her beloved father's nightly story-telling when she was a child, Yip hopes that by retelling some of these thousand-year-old Chinese stories she can pass along Chinese folklore and fables to international readers. 

These beautifully illustrated tales will give children in other countries a glimpse into the traditions and culture of China, while emphasizing universal lessons about being kind and successfully overcoming obstacles. In this book, readers will encounter many delightful characters — from an angry dragon to a wise cow — in stories such as:

  • Dream of the Butterfly — a sweet story about accepting who you are and fully appreciating the world around you
  • Carp Jumping Over the Dragon Gate — a popular story about the rewards of hard work
  • Playing the Qin for the Water Buffalo — a musical tale that highlights empathy and understanding
  • And many more!