The Sheep Beauty A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian
  

The Sheep Beauty A Story in English and Chinese

Written by Li Jian
Illustrated by

Synopsis

The Sheep Beauty A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian

Age range 4 to 8The kindness and generosity of those born under the sign of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac is brought to life in this heartwarming tale. Long, long ago, there lived a kind physician. He lived on a mountain in a small Chinese village where he practiced traditional Chinese medicine for all the villagers. On his way home one day, he found an injured sheep, rescued it and brought it home where he nursed the sheep back to life. One evening, after the sheep had been living with the physician for some time, a beast barged into the village, demanding payment of each household in the form of one child. If the villagers refused to hand over their children, the beast would eat everyone! In the blink of an eye, the rescued sheep transforms into a lovely girl, who, with a clever plan, manages to frighten the beast away and keep everyone in the village safe from harm. And so, with one simple act of kindness, and entire village is saved, reminding us that every action, no matter how small, has consequences.

Reviews

This is a Chinese folk tale that epitomizes the Chinese zodiac Sheep personality and is perfect to read to kids to celebrate the Chinese New Year. --Pragmatic Mom blog -...brings to life the kindness and generosity of those born under the sign of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac.- --Kid World Citizen blog -The story offers many reading and storytelling possibilities in addition to introducing and demonstrating the eighth sign of the Chinese zodiac.- --School Library Journal .. .brings to life the kindness and generosity of those born under the sign of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac. --Kid World Citizen blog The story offers many reading and storytelling possibilities in addition to introducing and demonstrating the eighth sign of the Chinese zodiac. --School Library Journal

About the Author

Formerly a middle school art teacher and editor for children's books, Li Jian currently owns his own illustration studio focusing on children's fairy tales. He is the author of many books, including The Water Dragon, The Little Monkey King's Journey and The Snake Goddess Colors the World.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
42 pages

Author

Li Jian
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Publisher

BetterLink Press Incorporated

Publication date

7th October 2014

ISBN

9781602209886


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