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The Bronze Dog: Stories of the Chinese Zodiac

The Bronze Dog
Stories of the Chinese Zodiac (Bilingual English-Chinese)

LI Jian (Author)

Reader's Digest Association, 2017
  (18,14 )
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    About this book

This beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book tells the story of two young brothers and a magical dog in both English and Chinese.
Once upon a time, at the foot of the Mountains called Zhongnan in the Shaanxi Province of China, there were two brothers who lived alone and depended on each other. One day, the elder one dug out a bronze dog while tilling, which made the brothers very happy as they could sell it for money. But unexpectedly, the bronze dog suddenly got bigger and swallowed the elder brother. Having seen this, the younger one rushed to find a hammer, intending to smash the bronze dog to save his brother. In order not to be destroyed, the bronze dog promised to give the young boy three gifts which he wanted most. But he told the dog he would rather ask for nothing but his brother. The bronze dog was deeply moved by the love between the two brothers so it spat the elder one out and magically turned into a real dog. Luckily, the brothers got a new companion and all of them lived happily ever after.
    About the author

Li Jian graduated from Hebei Normal University in 2001, majoring in Chinese painting. Formerly a middle school art teacher, editor for children's books, and partner in an illustration studio, he currently owns his own illustration studio focusing on children's fairy tales. He is the author and illustrator of numerous books including The Water Dragon, The Little Monkey King's Journey, Ming's Adventure Series, Cang Jie the Inventor of Chinese Characters and Cai Lun the Creator of Paper.
ISBN: 9781602209985
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 42
Sizes: 235x229mm
Publication: 11/2017
Weight: 440g
English, Chinese

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