Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood [A Chinese Legend] by Paul D. StorrieYu the Great: Conquering the Flood [A Chinese Legend] by Paul D. Storrie

Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood [A Chinese Legend]

byPaul D. Storrie

Paperback | January 1, 2008

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This graphic novel tells the legend of Yu the Great, a Chinese hero from the twenty-first century B.C. Some scholars believe Yu actually existed and that he founded the Xia Dynasty, the first Chinese empire described in historical records. Some later Chinese texts describe Yu as a kind and strong emperor whose engineering projects saved China from frequent floods. But in Chinese legend, as in this book, Yu is descended from the gods and born from a golden dragon. He saves China from floods by using magical soil to plug underwater springs, with the help of a tortoise, an owl, and a dragon.

Paul D. Storrie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and despite time spent in Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has returned to Metro-Detroit time and again. He attended Grand Valley State University and received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, knowing that he wanted to tell stories for a living. His first publis...
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Title:Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood [A Chinese Legend]Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822565625

ISBN - 13:9780822565628

Appropriate for ages: 9

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