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The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac BSC218


The Jade Emperor is concerned because his country does not have a calendar, and no one can tell one year from the next. He decides to hold a race across a great river, and the order in which the animals finish will determine the order of the years. The event is exciting as the creatures maneuver for position, only to be bested in the end by the clever Rat. In this retelling of the ancient legend, Casey maintains the pace well. Back matter includes information about the Chinese calendar in general, as well as the more specific Dragon Boat Festival and Moon Festival. The book is a visual treat, with illustrations in simple collage designs on acrylic and painted backgrounds placed in such a way as to keep the eye engaged and moving. The palette is a pleasing mix of intense and muted tones. An attractive addition for most collections. Ages 4-8

By Casey Dawn, Illustrated by Anne Wilson, Paperback or Hardcover, 32 Pages, English, 10.8" x 8.3"
Item: The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac
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