"Explore Ancient Chinese Myths is a great addition to the Explore Your World series, especially the neat projects—25 of them, including making a bronze bowl, handmade paper, and even a Mulan poster. Don’t miss this one!"
School Library Connection
"This resource is packed with a little bit of everything regarding ancient China. The bulk of the book is thorough and descriptive informational text about China’s land, people, traditions, and religions. The importance of storytelling in Chinese culture is woven throughout, and readers will be introduced to numerous Chinese myths, legends, and fables."
Sarah Allen, author of The Shape of the Turtle: Myth, Art, and Cosmos in Early China Professor Emerita of Asian Studies, Dartmouth College
“ This is a wonderful introduction to Chinese culture as well as ancient Chinese myths: fun, accurate, cleverly designed, and highly informative.”
Detailed Book Description
Who is the lady who floated to the moon? Did a monkey really hatch from an egg? Did tears bring down the Great Wall of China? Does the sky rest on the legs of a turtle? In Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 soar on a journey through ancient China to learn about history, geography, science, and art through stories that have been told and retold for thousands of years.
- Readers will explore the history, geography, and culture of ancient China.
- Presents a variety of myths, legends, and fables with corresponding activities to engage readers.
- Promotes global awareness and encourages discussion about the influence of the past on the present.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Explore Chinese Myths!
The Land and People of China
Teachers and Traditions
Deities and Daily Life
Arts, Music, and Festivals
Inventions and Influence