And they're off! Race along with Rat, Monkey, Dragon, and their companions as they join in the Emperor's race. Who will win the ultimate honour of having the first year of the new Chinese Zodiac calendar named after them? This book provides an easy-to-read retelling of the story of the Chinese Zodiac, with accessible endnotes on Chinese astrology and festivals. It contains illustrations that incorporate numbers in Chinese script - ideal for classroom and library use. It also encourages reader interaction as children discover the animal sign of their birth year.
DAWN CASEY draws inspiration from her travels near and far, from tales of old, and from the natural world. She has a particular specialism in the retelling of folktales. Her collection The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales won a Golden Nautilus Award and received an accolade from the American Folklore Society. In previous incarnations,More about Dawn Casey
Over the years, Sophie Piper has taken a special interest in writing and compiling books to commicate the themes of love, hope, and faith to young readers. Her sincere and simple style has given rise to many prayer and gift books, including On the Day You Were Born, A Book of Prayers, and My Baptism Book.More about Anne Wilson