The Great Race The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Dawn Casey


The Great Race The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Dawn Casey

And they're off! Race along with Rat, Monkey, Dragon, and their companions as they join in the Emperor's race. Who will win the ultimate honour of having the first year of the new Chinese Zodiac calendar named after them? This book provides an easy-to-read retelling of the story of the Chinese Zodiac, with accessible endnotes on Chinese astrology and festivals. It contains illustrations that incorporate numbers in Chinese script - ideal for classroom and library use. It also encourages reader interaction as children discover the animal sign of their birth year.


On Wilson's illustrations: 'Prepared in collaged papers with acrylic and printed backgrounds, Wilson's creatively stylized folk art gives this retelling of an ancient legend a distinctive look.

's Weekly'

About the Author

Dawn Casey

Dawn Casey has always had a passion for traditional tales, which she feels are vital nourishment for children. In addition to writing, Dawn has worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. She believes that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure.

Dawn lives in East Sussex, England with her husband and daughter.
The Great Race is her first project with Barefoot Books.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st May 2007



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