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Chinese / Nancy Dickmann.

By: Dickmann, Nancy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Stars of mythology.Publisher: London, England : Franklin Watts, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 32 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781445151939; 1445151936.Other title: Stars of mythology : Chinese.Subject(s): Mythology, Chinese -- Juvenile literatureSummary: This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Chinese mythological stories. These myths come from different cultural groups, and they include stories about how the world came to be, as well as folk tales and stories with a religious message. The stories are full of gods, monsters, animals, ghosts and nature spirits. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Perfect for children learning about Chinese culture or myths, this book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Chinese mythological stories with six story re-tellings. These myths come from different cultural groups, and they include stories about how the world came to be, as well as folk tales and stories with a religious message. The stories are full of gods, monsters, animals, ghosts and nature spirits. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.

The book is part of the Stars of Mythology series for children aged 9+. The six books are: Chinese, Greek, Egyptian, Indian, Roman and Viking.

Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Chinese mythological stories. These myths come from different cultural groups, and they include stories about how the world came to be, as well as folk tales and stories with a religious message. The stories are full of gods, monsters, animals, ghosts and nature spirits. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Chinese mythology (p. 4)
  • Huangdi and Chiyou (p. 6)
  • Clash of the gods (p. 8)
  • Hou Yi and Change (p. 10)
  • Gone girl (p. 12)
  • Da Yu and Nujiao (p. 14)
  • A slight misunderstanding (p. 16)
  • Gao Xin and Panhu (p. 18)
  • Man's best friend (p. 20)
  • Zhinu and Niulang (p. 22)
  • I'm late, I'm late! (p. 24)
  • Monkey and the Jade Emperor (p. 26)
  • The peach thief (p. 28)
  • Glossary (p. 30)
  • Further reading (p. 31)
  • Index (p. 32)