The Great Race: The Story Of The Chinese Zodiac by Christopher CorrThe Great Race: The Story Of The Chinese Zodiac by Christopher Corr

The Great Race: The Story Of The Chinese Zodiac

byChristopher Corr

Hardcover | January 4, 2018

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Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn how every animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race! Discover who will come first to win the ultimate prize, and find out why Cat will never forgive his friend Rat in this ancient folk tale that has been passed from generation to generation.

Praise forDeep in the Woods, the previous title from Christopher Corr:
'...the book looks like a delectable candy box...#160;There is a lesson here — about friendship, and sharing — but the book never feels plodding or pedantic...#160;Which may be why the lesson just goes down like the truth.'
Christopher Corris an established author/illustrator whose many books have won him international acclaim. They includeThe Great Race,A Year Full of Stories, andDeep in the Woods. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and now lives and works in London as an artist and tutor at Goldsmiths University.
Title:The Great Race: The Story Of The Chinese ZodiacFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 12.12 × 9.12 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:12.12 × 9.12 × 0.5 inPublished:January 4, 2018Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786030659

ISBN - 13:9781786030658

Appropriate for ages: 3


Editorial Reviews

"In gorgeous naif artwork, we see the black-bearded emperor throwing his arms wide in his colorful robes, his tiered red headdress a visual echo of a nearby pagoda. Rat arrives first, having failed to wake his best friend, Cat, and having forded the river on the back of Ox. Ox wins second place, and so it goes, animal after animal, until Cat arrives, too late to make the zodiac and spitting mad. And that is why, children, through 'all the many years leading up to this day . . . rats have always fled from cats!'" - Wall Street Journal