Water Dragon A Chinese Legend by Jian Li
  

Synopsis

Water Dragon A Chinese Legend by Jian Li

This fancifully illustrated multicultural children's book tells a famous Chinese myth about a young boy's quest to save his village. Long ago, in a remote village in China, there lived a kind and generous little boy. He spent his days in the forest, collecting wood to trade for food. One day, the boy made a wondrous discovery: a magic stone that caused his money jar and rice crocks to overflow, both of which he shared with the poor villagers. But strange things began to happen. It no longer rained. The crops died. The rivers dried up. A terrible drought had struck and would not release its grip. The brave young boy, full of dreams of a white, water-spewing Dragon, took his magic stone on a journey and discovered how to save his village.

Reviews

This remarkable book is experienced illustrator Li Jian's first foray into writing his own picture book. The pictures, which combine Li's classical training in Chinese painting with his talent for bringing fairy tales to life, are at least as compelling as the bilingual text (in English and simplified Chinese characters). Ah Bao is both a courageous and humble hero with a big heart and a sense of responsibility. He will be admired by children and parents, who will doubtless look forward to Li Jian's next solo offering. PaperTigers.org blog

About the Author

Li Jian graduated from Hebei Normal University in 2001, majoring in Chinese Painting. Formerly a middle school art teacher, children's book editor and a partner in an illustration studio, Li now owns his own illustration studio focusing on illustrations for chhildren's fairy tales.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
42 pages

Author

Jian Li
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Publisher

BetterLink Press Incorporated

Publication date

10th May 2012

ISBN

9781602209787


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