The Ch'i-lin Purse: A Collection Of Ancient Chinese Stories by Linda FangThe Ch'i-lin Purse: A Collection Of Ancient Chinese Stories by Linda Fang

The Ch'i-lin Purse: A Collection Of Ancient Chinese Stories

byLinda FangIllustratorJeanne M. Lee

Paperback | September 30, 1997

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A Storytelling World magazine award winner

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.

Just like the stories she tells, Linda’s career as a storyteller started with a story. Years ago in Shanghai, China, a teacher who wanted to help a ten-year old girl overcome her shyness handed her a book and said, "Go and read the story, my child. Come back tomorrow and see if you can tell it to me." That launched Linda Fang’s career ...
Title:The Ch'i-lin Purse: A Collection Of Ancient Chinese StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.61 × 5.21 × 0.43 inPublished:September 30, 1997Publisher:Square Fish

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374411891

ISBN - 13:9780374411893

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"Reading The Ch'i-lin Purse is like holding a wondrous jewel in the palm of your hand." -Jay O'Callahan, storyteller"Filled with warmth, kindness, and the true human spirit. Everyone will be touched by the characters of these stories." -Voice of Youth Advocates"A professional storyteller, Fang uses the tales she heard, read, and loved as a child in Shanghai. Now she has written down nine of those stories whose origins are legends, novels, and operas hundreds of years old. Dramatic, humorous, and touching by turns, the stories often concern difficulties overcome by characters who are kind or clever, or both...A fine, flavorful collection." -Starred, Booklist