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Multcolib School Corps Picks Fiction and Folklore about China through the 15th Century Grade 6

The Magic Horse of Han Gan
The Magic Horse of Han Gan By Chen, Jiang Hong (Book - 2006 ) j 398.2 C5183m 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Master artist Han Gan's painted horse comes alive to help save ancient China from attack.

The Story of Chopsticks
The Story of Chopsticks By Compestine, Ying Chang (Book - 2001 ) jE COMPESTIN Available in some locations

Annotation:When Kuai cannot get enough to eat, he begins using sticks to grab food too hot for the hands, and soon all of China uses Kuai zi, or chopsticks.

Guan Yu
Guan Yu Blood Brothers to the End : A Chinese Legend By Jolley, Dan (Book - 2008 ) jgn 398.2 JOLLEY Available in some locations

Annotation:The life of Guan Yu, a super warrior from 2,000 years ago whose exploits helped to shape ancient China, is chronicled in graphic novel format.

Sweet and Sour
Sweet and Sour Tales From China By Kendall, Carol (Book - 2006 ) j 398.2 K33s 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of tales from various periods of Chinese history.

Yeh-Shen
Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story From China By Louie, Ai-Ling (Book - 1982 ) jE LOUIE Available in some locations

Annotation:This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.

The Kite Rider
The Kite Rider A Novel By McCaughrean, Geraldine (Book - 2003 ) y MCCAUGHRE 2003 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

Bound
Bound By Napoli, Donna Jo (Book - 2004 ) y NAPOLI Available in some locations

Annotation:In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.

The Warlord's Alarm
The Warlord's Alarm By Pilegard, Virginia Walton (Book - 2006 ) jE PILEGARD Available in some locations

Annotation:While traveling to an important feast in ancient China, Chuan and his friend Jing Jing devise a water "alarm" clock to make sure their party reaches the emperor's palace before rival warlords. Includes a brief history of water clocks and instructions for making one.

The Warlord's Beads
The Warlord's Beads By Pilegard, Virginia Walton (Book - 2001 ) jE PILEGARD Available in some locations

Annotation:A young Chinese boy helps his father count the warlord's vast treasures by using beads threaded on a branch. Includes a brief history of the abacus and instructions for making one.

The Warlord's Fish
The Warlord's Fish By Pilegard, Virginia Walton (Book - 2002 ) jE PILEGARD Available in some locations

Annotation:In ancient China, an artist and his young apprentice are kidnapped and taken into the desert, where their captors' caravan is lost until the artist's carved wooden goldfish points the way to safety.

The Warlord's Kites
The Warlord's Kites By Pilegard, Virginia Walton (Book - 2004 ) jE PILEGARD Available in some locations

Annotation:When a hostile army attacks the warlord's palace in ancient China, Chuan and his friend, Jing Jing, find an ingenious way to scare them off using simple kites. Includes instructions for making a kite from a paper bag.

The Warlord's Messengers
The Warlord's Messengers By Pilegard, Virginia Walton (Book - 2005 ) jE PILEGARD Available in some locations

Annotation:In ancient China, Chuan and Jing Jing invent a cart that sails on land in order to quickly reach the warlord with an important message from the emperor.

The Warlord's Puppeteers
The Warlord's Puppeteers By Pilegard, Virginia Walton (Book - 2003 ) jE PILEGARD Available in some locations

Annotation:While traveling back to their warlord's palace in ancient China, Chuan and the artist to whom he is apprenticed join a troupe of puppeteers and Chuan learns about puppet proportions. Includes instructions for making a simple sock puppet.

The Warlord's Puzzle
The Warlord's Puzzle By Pilegard, Virginia Walton (Book - 2000 ) jE PILEGARD Available in some locations

Annotation:Hoping to avoid punishment for breaking a beautiful tile that was his gift to a Chinese warlord, an artist suggests that the warlord hold a contest to see if anyone can mend it.

The Silk Princess
The Silk Princess By Santore, Charles (Book - 2007 ) jE SANTORE Available in some locations

Annotation:After a cocoon falls into her tea cup and unravels to form a long, delicate thread, Hsi-Ling Chi, a princess in ancient China, meets a mysterious man who reveals how to transform the cocoons into silk.

Legend of the Chinese Dragon
Legend of the Chinese Dragon By Sellier, Marie (Book - 2008 ) j 398.2454 S467L 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Long ago the people of China lived, worked, and fought under the protection of guardian spirits that took on the appearance of animals, but the children grew tired of war and created a new spirit to protect all the people and bring peace.

What the Rat Told Me
What the Rat Told Me A Legend of the Chinese Zodiac By Sellier, Marie (Book - 2009 ) j 398.20951 S467w 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A wonderful introduction for young readers to the Chinese zodiac adapted from a Chinese Buddhist legend dating from the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).

The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century By Shulevitz, Uri (Book - 2005 ) j SHULEVITZ Available in some locations

Annotation:A fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily.

Yu the Great
Yu the Great Conquering the Flood : A Chinese Legend By Storrie, Paul D. (Book - 2007 ) jgn 398.2 STORRIE All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:The story of one of China's greatest heroes told in graphic novel format.

Dragon Keeper
Dragon Keeper By Wilkinson, Carole (Book - 2005 ) j WILKINSON Available in some locations

Annotation:An orphan slave girl becomes a Dragon Keeper when she heroically comes to the aid of an aging dragon and both go on a dangerous journey across China to protect a mysterious stone vital to the dragon's legacy.

Dragon Moon
Dragon Moon By Wilkinson, Carole (Book - 2008 ) j WILKINSON Available in some locations

Annotation:In China during the Han Dynasty, young Ping must take Kai, the dragon she rescued, on a long and perilous journey to the ancient haven of the dragons following cryptic clues left by the wise dragon, Danzi, and aided by old friends.

Garden of the Purple Dragon
Garden of the Purple Dragon By Wilkinson, Carole (Book - 2007 ) j WILKINSON Available in some locations

Annotation:In China during the Han Dynasty, young Ping, doubting that she is the true dragonkeeper, struggles to care for the baby dragon, Kai, in the desolate mountains of Tai Shan, until fate leads her back to the Imperial Palace and the Garden of the Purple Dragon, but even in the safety of the palace, enemies abound and tempt her to try to escape her destiny.

Daughter of Xanadu
Daughter of Xanadu By Yang, Dori Jones (Book - 2011 ) y YANG 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Emmajin, the sixteen-year-old eldest granddaughter of Khublai Khan, becomes a warrior and falls in love with explorer Marco Polo in thirteenth-century China.

Lady of Ch'iao Kuo
Lady of Ch'iao Kuo Warrior of the South By Yep, Laurence (Book - 2001 ) j YEP Available in some locations

Annotation:In 531 A.D., a fifteen-year-old princess of the Hsien tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both peace and war.

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