The Ch'i-lin Purse

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The Ch'i-lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories
Author: Fang, Linda
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Time Period: Early Civilizations
Time Frame: 800 BCE-1300 CE
Geographic Area: Asia
Country: Ancient China
Topics: Chinese Tales
Genre: Fiction, Mythology
Reading Age: Lower Elementary
Format: Picture Book
Published: 1997

World History > Early Civilization > Ancient China / Medieval China

A Storytelling World magazine award winner, a delightful collection for children as well as adults.

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.

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