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Fun with Chinese
in a Flash Volume 1 by Philip Yungkin Lee - This set includes 448
flash cards featuring the most common Mandarin Chinese vocabulary used in
everyday speech. The character in its traditional form is on the front of each
card. The back includes its pronunciation, English translation, and other
valuable information. A sample sentence is included to reinforce correct grammar
and usage. The set comes with a booklet that explains how to use the cards, a
list of characters, and various indexes for easy look-up.
Their convenient, portable size makes it easy to carry them with you to learn
and test yourself during spare moments throughout the day. Chinese in a Flash
Volume 1 has a full range of features to help beginners and intermediate
learners through character recognition, vocabulary recognition, revision and
testing. It includes indexes by radical, stroke count, and alphabetically by
Dragon Painter retold by Rosie Dickins, illustrated by John Nez - Chang
paints the best animal pictures in all of China. But when it comes to dragons,
he has a problem. Why is he afraid to paint in the dragons' eyes? Find out, in
this lively retelling of a traditional Chinese story. Written in English.
Hardcover, 48 pages. 7.5"x5.25" Ages 6+.
#2750 $8.99 $6.99
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A
Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes by Nina Simonds,
Leslie Swartz, Meilo So (Illustrator), Children's Museum of Boston.
This wonderful book presents delicious recipes, traditional stories, and
hands-on family activities associated with several major Chinese celebrations:
The Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival, Qing Ming and the Cold Foods
Festival, The Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Learn to make
yummy sticky rice balls, make paper lanterns to decorate your house
during the New Year, and read stories about ancient characters such as Qu Yuan.
My daughter and I have been taking Chinese language lessons with another family,
and one of the best parts of the class is learning about another culture. Just
learning the language has been insightful, but our teacher has also introduced
us to Chinese food, calligraphy, and traditions. It has been a terrific
If you would like to introduce Chinese culture to your family, Moonbeams,
Dumplings & Dragon Boats is an excellent resource. I also highly recommend a
visit to a Chinatown. The Chinatowns in San Francisco and New York may be the
best known, but other large cities have Chinese neighborhoods. When we traveled
to Independence Hall in Pennsylvania, we also visited Philadelphia's Chinatown
and dined at a lovely restaurant, which I found on the internet when planning
our trip. We've visited Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown many times and had our
first experience with dim sum there. The last couple of years we've even marched
in the New Year's parade with a local kung fu school, and my husband and
daughter have performed kung fu to an appreciative audience (so cool!)
the book is designed for ages 4-8, it a fun book for anyone wanting to learn
about Chinese culture. It is ideal for families, especially since young children
will need adult assistance with most of the recipes.
Throughout the book are colorful illustrations and Chinese writing. The back of
the book contains a list of resources and a pronunciation guide to Chinese .
Ages 4-8. Hardcover, 80 pages.
of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
This collection of folk tales from China includes
"Ah Mee's Invention", "The Rain King's Daughter", "The Moon Maiden", "Contrary
Chueh Chun", and "As Hai Low Kept House".
Black & white cut-paper
illustrations accompany the text. English language.
Winner of the 1926 Newbery Medal.
Hardcover, 222 pages. 8.6"x5.8"x.8". Ages 9-12.
for Two (mini) - Packaged in a tiny box shaped like a takeout food carton,
this kitschy little kit contains the perfect props for staging an intimate
Chinese dinner: two paper lanterns, two pairs of tiny chopsticks, two ceramic
chopstick holders, and a duo of
decorative paper place mats.
The 32-page tiny book contains ideas for making your dinner more authentic and
entertaining as well as a recipe for fortune cookies -- and paper fortunes are
included (cookies are not). The tiny chopsticks are more of a novelty than