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The Water Dragon: A Chinese Legend - English and Chinese bilingual text
January2 12, 2018 Comments.. 537
The Water Dragon A Chinese Legend English and Chinese bilingual text Long ago in a remote village in China there lived a kind and generous little boy He spent his days in the forest collecting wood to trade for food One day the boy made a wondrous discovery a magic

  • Title: The Water Dragon: A Chinese Legend - English and Chinese bilingual text
  • Author: Li Jian
  • ISBN: 9781602209787
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Long ago, in a remote village in China, there lived a kind and generous little boy He spent his days in the forest, collecting wood to trade for food One day, the boy made a wondrous discovery a magic stone that caused his money jar and rice crocks to overflow, both of which he shared with the poor villagers.But strange things began to happen It no longer rained The cLong ago, in a remote village in China, there lived a kind and generous little boy He spent his days in the forest, collecting wood to trade for food One day, the boy made a wondrous discovery a magic stone that caused his money jar and rice crocks to overflow, both of which he shared with the poor villagers.But strange things began to happen It no longer rained The crops died The rivers dried up A terrible drought had struck and would not release its grip The brave young boy, full of dreams of a white, water spewing Dragon, took his magic stone on a journey and discovered how to save his village.

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    1 Blog on “The Water Dragon: A Chinese Legend - English and Chinese bilingual text

    1. M Lee says:

      Ah Bao found a magical red stone which brought him an abundance of food and money, but it also brought drought to the little boy's village. Ah Bao then embarked on a journey to seek the elusive Water Dragon to bring rain, and along the way he met and helped a number of creatures in distress. Like other Chinese folklore books I read recently and like: The Sheep Beauty: A Story in English and Chinese and The Boy Who Painted Dragons, the story has a mystical story-line unique to the traditional cul [...]

    2. Beth says:

      This legend beautifully shows the transformative power of an epic quest. The soft watery illustrations are evocative of the historical setting but still clear and appealing. The only weird moment came when the eagle gave him a set of claws, and my son was confused, thinking the eagle cut off his own claws. Why would an eagle have an extra set a claws lying around? Since all the other creatures he meets actually give him something from their own bodies, this broke the internal logic of the story. [...]

    3. Christy says:

      Better Link PressLi Jian (author and illustrator)201237 pagesTraditional LiteratureI wonder how prevalent this legend is in China. Do all young people hear the tale in school or at home? I wonder if all the Chinese writing matches the English words. I wonder how difficult it would be to learn to write and speak in Chinese. I wonder if China is like the illustrations in this picture book. I wonder if young boys in China still have to collect wood.

    4. Jayla Johnson says:

      Pretty drawings, and an interesting story! I loved how the Chinese wording of the story accompanied the English words.

    5. Serendipity Marie says:

      I love bilingual children’s books. There are different types of audiences for such books and the variety of bilingual books reflects the differing needs. For some languages where the pronunciation of both languages is relatively easy to identify in the same alphabet such as Spanish and English, families who are bilingual and families who aren’t can both be served by the same books. However, for languages such as Chinese, unless the reader is bilingual, pronunciation guides are necessary. In [...]

    6. Kurt Douglass says:

      I love Chinese dragons, so I enjoyed this etiological myth about the water dragon. Li Jain's watercolor illustrations were beautiful and paired perfectly with the story.

    7. Esther says:

      The Water Dragon: A Chinese Legend is a pretty cool read. It is about the creation of the water dragon and follows a young boy named Ah Bao on his quest to find the water dragon. Since it is a legend, there are some fantastical elements to it, like the appearance of a magic red stone that begins the whole story. The book also is written in both English and Chinese which was pretty cool to look at. I read this with the student I am tutoring and this book really interested him. The artwork is beau [...]

    8. Kacey Marshall says:

      I thought The Water Dragon by Li Jian was a very intriguing book. This book is a Chinese legend about the Water Dragon, a creature that brings rain to China. The book features text in English and Chinese, which I thought was very convenient, especially for parents or teachers who would like to teach children about the Chinese language. Also, the illustrations are a great representation of what Chinese paintings are like. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone teaching chil [...]

    9. Christina says:

      A cute story that reminds me of a chinese aesop's fable for the water cycle. I choose this book as part a week discussing water with my kids and since this is the year of the water dragon!

    10. Kim says:

      Cute story, but disappointing that some of the dark text is difficult to read due to being printed over dark artwork.

    11. Cosette says:

      Interesting

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