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Shen of the Sea  Chinese Stories for Children
Shen of the Sea Chinese Stories for Children
Author: Arthur Bowie Chrisman
A Newbery Metal Winner, this book invites the reader to enter a world of dragons, magicians, and other wondrous creatures in this delightful collection of Chinese folk tales. Arthur Chrisman's light-hearted retellings of ancient myths and legends will have both young and old laughing aloud, even as they discover Chinese wisdom and culture. A hu...  more »
ISBN: 380759
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 221

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Publisher: E.P. Dutton
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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sunnybrookgal avatar reviewed Shen of the Sea Chinese Stories for Children on
Helpful Score: 1
No clue how this book remains in demand. First of all, the stories are rather dull, and the names are so similar as to be very confusing. More importantly, though, these are not authentic Chinese stories. Rather they are written "in the Chinese style" by an American who never even visited China. To me that seems horribly patronizing, even racist. China has such a rich and ancient culture, and truly wonderful folk tales of its own. That we are promoting and reading knock-offs is an absolute slap in the face. It's as if we are saying that what he wrote is better than what the Chinese civilization created itself.
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