Folklore: China

The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen

The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen & illustrated by Daniela Terrazzini

The same story that captivated readers in 1977 is back in a stunning new edition! Hwei Min, the only daughter of the emperor of China, has been blind since birth. Her father offers a reward to anyone who can find a cure for the little girl. It seems that no one from magicians to physicians can help her. Then, one day a wise old man with a mysterious seeing stick visits the princess. Will he be able to teach Hwei Min that there is more than one way to see the world?

Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong

Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong

In a retelling of a Chinese folktale, the Haktaks find a pot that will double anything that they put in it, but trouble brews when Mrs. Haktak accidentally falls in the pot.

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young

A haunting Chinese rendition of the classic tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” follows the adventures of young Shang, Tao, and Paotze, who encounter a terrifying wolf. Caldecott Medal winner.

The Empty Pot by Demi

The Empty Pot by Demi

A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.
The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. “Whoever can show me their best in a year’s time,” he proclaimed, “shall succeed me to the throne!”
Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.
Demi’s exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping’s embarrassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

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