Read The Dragon's Tale: and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac by Demi Online


A clever fox shows how small creatures must live by their wits.A boastful boar learns the hard way that pride invites calamity.A wise dragon teaches that the you know, the you know there is to know.Each of the fables in this collection about the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac contains a jewel of wisdom while readers enjoy the amusing stories, they can ponder a universal truth.With playful, richly colored illustrations, these tales are like fortune cookies sweet treats with meaningful messages....

Title : The Dragon's Tale: and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac
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ISBN : 0805034463
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Henry Holt and Co BYR 1st edition October 15, 1996
Number of Pages : 32 pages
File Size : 980 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Dragon's Tale: and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac Reviews

  • Lorelei
    2019-01-28 13:06

    Wonderful illustrations and fables for each animal of the Chinese Zodiac. Great resource for teachers, children enjoy learning about this, and about their animal from the Zodiac.

  • Kate Chan
    2019-01-26 11:10

    Pages ripped and missing even though it was marked "used - good". Very disappointed with description and poor book. Would not have purchased if marked appropriately.

  • J. Grambo
    2019-02-24 12:31

    Once a tiny fly buzzed around and landed on a horse's ear. He rested for a few minutes, then before flying away he paused to apologize to the horse for using his ear as a resting place. "Oh," said the horse, "I didn't even know you were there." Moral: We are often of greater importance in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbors.

  • P.Detemple
    2019-02-06 11:19

    Overall, this was disappointing. The fables are interesting, but it would've been more engaging for the kids if the chart showing what years are associated with which zodiac characters was included. My 2 kids, 5 & 6 y.o., would've been able to connect better with more 'zodiac' info to personalize it for them. Instead these fables, while interesting (esp to an adult), left them bored. 1 more thing, seeing the constellations on the inside cover flaps associated with each character was nice, but a comment as to when & where they appear in the sky on each character's page would've made it more useful. We love Demi's books, & this was our 1st disappointment. It felt like a rush job for a publisher, not the author or audience.

  • Nomorerain
    2019-02-19 13:23

    This book tells interesting stories about each Chinese Zodiac sign. The Zodiac signs are presented in the order of the 12-year cycle. For each fable, wise verses follow to depict its moral value - so cleverly told! The illustration is exquisite! If you've read The Empty Pot, you'd know her careful attention to detail and content of her drawings.