Newsletter #153

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Dear Friend,

It's hard to believe that half of a year has already passed. Father's Day is Sunday and school is almost out for another summer. It's not too late to do your last minute Father's Day and Teacher's gift shopping at ChinaSprout. We have many wonderful gifts for dads, teachers, and grads. Whether you are showing your appreciation, expressing your love, or celebrating a job well done, a gift from ChinaSprout will be a treasured memory. As a special gift to you, we are offering FREE gift wrap with any purchase over $25. Our Spring Sale is in full-swing. Take advantage of great discounts on fabulous ChinaSprout products before they're all gone. And, be sure not to miss our newest additions. We have many wonderful books, accessories, arts and crafts, and music products that make great gifts for others, as well as special treats for you.

Last Minute Shopping For Fathers!  

With busy days brought on by lovely spring weather, you may have forgotten that Father's Day is this Sunday. Never fear! ChinaSprout is pleased to offer shipping options that will ensure that all Fathers receive their special gifts before Father's Day.  East Coast customers can order up until June 15th 12:00pm and still receive packages on Saturday by ground shipping (NYC, CT, and NJ residents can even wait as late as June 17th 12:00pm). Customers outside of the East Coast can order until June 15th, 12:00pm and choose 2nd Day Air, or order by 12:00 pm June 16th and choose Next Day Air to receive packages by June 17th. Visit ChinaSprout's  Father's Day Page to choose from many unique gift ideas for your special Dad. You can even wrap your presents in ChinaSprout's gift wrap for a lovely finishing touch! And don't forget to send Father's Day E-cards on June 19th!

Gifts for Teachers!  


Find the perfect gift for your child's special teacher at ChinaSprout. We have many beautiful gift ideas on our Teacher's Gift Page, which will express your gratitude for their hard work and dedication this year. Choose from bookmarks, mugs, purses, photo albums, journals, and more. A present from ChinaSprout will be treasured, as it is a gift from the heart. ChinaSprout also has a complimentary E-card service, where you can personalize and send a free Teacher Thank You E-card to the special teachers in your life.


FREE Gifts Wrap for Fathers and Teachers


ChinaSprout is offering FREE gift wrap for your Father's Day or Teacher's gift. With any purchases of $25 or more, you will receive a FREE package of ChinaSprout gift wrap to make your gift even more special. To take advantage of this offer, enter coupon code 1118716060 while on the Shopping Cart page. This offer is valid only while supplies last. Please make your purchases early before the gift wrap is sold out.  LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.

ChinaSprout's After-Spring Sales!


Spring is coming to an end and the long, hot days of summer stretch out before us. In order to ready our stock shelves for new summer products, ChinaSprout is having an After-Spring Sale! Visit the sales pages below to find great savings on popular ChinaSprout products. Take advantage of sales prices up to 75% off on apparel, accessories, home decor, arts & crafts, and more.



New Products

Make Your Own Great Wall of China 

Feilong - The China Game

Just Add One Chinese Sister 

Art of War (DVD) 

Accessories and Crafts…

Be sure to take a look at our latest crafts and game products for summer activity ideas. Kids will love learning through play when they put together the Chinese Courtyard and Great Wall of China kits. You can also use our intricate papercuts to create all sorts of fun projects at home. We have colorful dragonflies to ornament little girls' hair and lovely stone and silver jewelry to adorn the big girls.



ChinaSprout's beautiful new cards and postcards provide an engaging way to say good luck, thank you, or even thinking of you. They are sure to be appreciated by all who are lucky enough to receive one. Children and comic enthusiasts will enjoy note taking or recording their special thoughts in the lively Hong Kong Comics Journal.


Cultural, Language, Adoption Books…

Our latest books on adoption cover this complicated subject with honesty and warmth. Children interested in Chinese culture will enjoy reading about the real life experiences of young Ma Yan or Yi Nan Zhang the Chinese cowboy, learning about Hong Kong comics, or exploring Chinese myths and stories. Our language books and flash cards provide a great cornerstone for little Chinese language learners while the Xinhua Dictionary will help experienced speakers add to their vocabulary.  


Picture Books …

ChinaSprout has many wonderful new picture books. Children can laugh at the amusing antics of animals, awe at amazing stories of courage and everyday heroics, and gain confidence from moral fables and grand expressions of love. All of these books are either bilingual or in Chinese making them wonderful language tools for children who are already familiar with these award-winning stories.


Music, DVDs and VCDs…

Whether you enjoy contemporary pop music, melodious folk songs, or the beautiful voices of children's choirs, ChinaSprout has music you are sure to love. The magnificent DVDs take the classic Chinese books Outlaws of the March and Art of War and re-tell them using animated cartoons, providing a great way to teach older kids these important historical tales. For the youngsters, check out Cubeez and Barbie Animation, which will help them improve their Chinese language skills. 


China in the News


What I Did on My Summer Vacation
NY Times, June 12, 2005
- BYRON LANGFORD, 16, of Darien will teach English to children in China. Matt Doyle, 17, of Fairfield will combine trekking and construction work in Thailand. Jake Conway, 16, leaves West Hartford on June 20 for Guatemala, where he, too, will mix community service and sightseeing.

Get the whole story here

Feng Shui in Venice? China Lands at Biennale 

NY Times, June 11, 2005 - VENICE , June 10 - In a derelict building here, at the far end of the Arsenale - the network of shipyards and warehouses where the fleets of the Venetian Republic were once built - crowd shots filmed at 40 sites in Shanghai randomly flash across a row of dusty oil tanks. Each scene is punctuated by a loud shout.

Get the whole story here

Kaifeng's Warning for America

NY Times, May 22, 2005 -  As this millennium dawns, New York City is the most important city in the world, the unofficial capital of planet Earth. But before we New Yorkers become too full of ourselves, it might be worthwhile to glance at dilapidated Kaifeng in central ... Kaifeng, an ancient city along the mud-clogged...

Get the whole story here

China TV

The China Related TV list is compiled weekly by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. Kirby, an adoptive parent of three Chinese girls, has one of the most comprehensive TV listings of programs on China and from China that are in the English language.

Epicurious - Dim Sum

Visit San Francisco's Chinatown with author Grace Yong to learn about delicious morsels that "touch the heart." Make dim sum at home with recipes for pork dumplings and spring rolls.
Wednesday June 15, 2005 1:00pm-1:30pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Cooking

Within a Play

The American Shakespeare Theater Company copes with unexpected complications as they tour Taiwan with a modern-dress production of ``Hamlet.''
Friday June 17, 2005 10:00am-11:30am on SUNDNC - Sundance - History

Globe Trekker: Beijing City Guide

In China, Tibetan lama monastery and Tiananmen Square, an underground city of restaurants and clubs, Great Wall, Marco Polo's Bridge. Click the title of the show above to see a detailed web page about the show.
Sunday June 19, 2005 7:00pm-8:00pm on WGTV (Atlanta PBS) - Travel

More listings... 

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"If every person made a habit of looking upon everything as flawless, then everything in the world would naturally become perfect. If every person made a habit of making his heart expansive and tranquil, then men's evil and harmful feelings would naturally disappear." - Tending the Roots of Wisdom

We should all strive to look at the world in a more positive light and work to find true peace. We hope that you will hold happiness in your heart and that it will spread to those you touch.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team 

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