Item description for The Great Race by Dawn Casey & Anne Wilson...
Overview Relates how the Jade Emperor chose twelve animals to represent the years in his calendar, and includes information about the qualities associated with each animal and the years in which they rule.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 6, 2006
Publisher Barefoot Books
ISBN 1905236778 ISBN13 9781905236770
Availability 0 units.
More About Dawn Casey & Anne Wilson
Dawn Casey draws inspiration from her travels near and far, from tales of old, and from the natural world. Her collection The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales won the Gold Nautilus Award and received an Accolade from the American Folklore Society. In previous incarnations, Dawn worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. She is now mother to two young children. Though officially a grown up, Dawn still believes in magic. She lives in Lewes, England. Amanda Hall is an award-winning international illustrator, noted for her stylish illustrations of folktales and legends. She studied Graphic Art at what is now the Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge, England. Having traveled, Amanda finds herself drawn to illustrating ethnic tales and legends in a style that uses watercolors and crayon to build layers of color and texture. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Great Race?
chinese zodiac book Apr 11, 2008
I bought this so my daughters could better understand the Chinese zodiac and all the animals. it has a great story that is very understandable to them (ages 2 and 4) and the pictures are great too. highly recommended.
Fun Book Jan 8, 2008
Cute story about the Chinese Zodiac and why the cat is not in the calendar. Fun illustations. My daughter who is 5, enjoys this book.
A picturebook retelling of an ancient Chinese legend Dec 3, 2007
The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac is a picturebook retelling of an ancient Chinese legend of how their annual calendar came to be. The Jade Emperor decreed a grand race between the animals to determine the order of the years. Thirteen animals raced, but the rat, eager to be first, tricked the unfortunate cat into missing the finish line completely - as a result, the rat and the cat remain worst enemies to this very day! Playful color illustrations by Anne Wilson add an enthusiastic touch to this adventurous narrative, rounded out with fun facts about the Chinese calendar and Chinese astrology.
Good Intro to Chinese Horoscope Mar 17, 2007
I purchased this boook for use in a Third grade unit on China. I ended up using it with my Kindergarten and First grade social studies classes as well. It's a little wordy in parts for the very young children but can be easily abridged without losing the context of the story.