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The Ch'i-Lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories

Fang, Linda (Retold by)

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ISBN 10: 0374411891 / ISBN 13: 9780374411893
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997
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xi, [1], 127 p. Illustrations. Pronunciation Guide. Glossary Sources. A Sunburst Book. A Storytelling World magazine award winner In turns funny, poignant, and wise, these nine lively stories are peopled with an array of unusual characters, including a young woman raised as a boy who is then faced with the complicated business of marriage; a carp-fish spirit who changes herself into a young woman for love's sake; a Miracle Doctor who can cure all illnesses except one; and a shopkeeper who learns the hard way the true meaning of justice. A Storytelling World magazine award winner In turns funny, poignant, and wise, these nine lively stories are peopled with an array of unusual characters, including a young woman raised as a boy who is then faced with the complicated business of marriage; a carp-fish spirit who changes herself into a young woman for love's sake; a Miracle Doctor who can cure all illnesses except one; and a shopkeeper who learns the hard way the true meaning of justice. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Cover has some wear, soiling, and creases. Minor soiling and pencil erasure residue on fep. Reprint. Sunburst Edition, fourth printing. Bookseller Inventory # 65068

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Title: The Ch'i-Lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient ...

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Trade paperback

Illustrator: Lee, Jeanne M (Photographer)

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A Storytelling World magazine award winner

In turns funny, poignant, and wise, these nine lively stories are peopled with an array of unusual characters, including a young woman raised as a boy who is then faced with the complicated business of marriage; a carp-fish spirit who changes herself into a young woman for love's sake; a Miracle Doctor who can cure all illnesses except one; and a shopkeeper who learns the hard way the true meaning of justice.

About the Author:

Linda Fang is a storyteller and educator who specializes in bringing Chinese tales to American audiences. She was instrumental in establishing Washington, D.C.'s Telling Moments Theater for live storytelling. Fang grew up in Shanghai, China, and now makes her home in the United States.

Jeanne M. Lee is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Song of Mu Lan and I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told. She lives in Massachusetts.

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