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The golden beetle, or, Why the dog hates the cat -- The great bell -- The strange tale of Doctor Dog -- How footbinding started -- The talking fish -- Bamboo and the turtle -- The mad goose and the tiger forest -- The nodding tiger -- The princess Kwan-yin -- The two jugglers -- The phantom vessel -- The wooden tablet -- The golden nugget -- The man who would not scold -- Lu-san, daughter of heaven.
The Chinese Wonder Book contains some of the most beloved Chinese folktales, including "The Golden Beetle or Why the Dog Hates the Cat," "The Great Bell," "The Strange Tale of Doctor Dog" and "The Talking Fish." Originally published in 1919, this book has thrilled and amused children and adults for generations, and served as an accessible introduction to Chinese folklore for countless readers.Included with these fifteen magical Chinese fairy tales are Li Chu Tang's glorious, full-color illustrations original to the book's first edition, making this book a historical treasure. A new foreword by Sylvia Lin pays homage to the magic of Chinese folktales and adds its own enchantment to this classic children's book. This endearing collection of Chinese fables is sure to bring as much joy to today's children as it did to their grandparents.