Stories Behind Chinese Idioms (III) (Hardcover)

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By Zheng Ma, Zheng Li, Liu She (Illustrator)
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By reading ancient Chinese myths in a fun story setting, kids will learn the meanings behind some of China's most famous idioms.

Chinese language has a very special category of Chinese idioms called chengyu, a unique style of idiom always told in four characters. Every idiom has a fascinating story behind it, sometimes drawn from history, and other times told as a parable. With great illustrations and characters, this full-color book will be perfect for your child's bedtime stories.

Chinese stories include:
  • Buying the Casket but Returning the Pearl
  • Drawing a Snake and Adding Feet to It
  • Grinding an Iron Rod into a Needle
  • Being There Just to Make Up the Numbers
  • One's Spear Against One's Own Shield
  • The Snipe and the Clam in a Deadlock
  • Playing the Lute to a Cow
Product Details
ISBN: 9781602209671
ISBN-10: 1602209677
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Publication Date: October 10th, 2010
Pages: 48
Language: English