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Riassunto: Lady White is a thousand-year-old snake who, through centuries of meditation and self-discipline, has managed to attain human form. On a visit to China's famous West Lake, she falls in love with a young man and soon becomes his wife. But when a Buddhist abbot discovers her true origin, she must fight for both her marriage and her freedom. From one of the most popular of Chinese operas comes this tale of love and courage in the face of blind intolerance. Accompanied by illustrations depicting traditional costumes and staging, this retelling brings to life a timeless legend and a classic art form. THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL EDITIONS: ENGLISH ONLY, ENGLISH/SPANISH, ENGLISH/VIETNAMESE, AND ENGLISH/CHINESE (TRADITIONAL), AND ALSO AS AN ANIMATED DVD. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of "The Baker's Dozen," "The Sea King's Daughter," "The Adventures of Mouse Deer," and many more children's books. His stories have appeared often in Cricket magazine, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and reader's theater. Song Nan Zhang is a fine-art painter, author, and illustrator who was born in China but now lives in Canada. His first children's book won Canada's prestigious Mr. Christie Book Award. His background for this book includes being married to an amateur performer in Chinese opera. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE The newlyweds decided to move to the city of Zhenjiang and open an herb shop of their own. The shop was a great success, for Lady White could tell just what was wrong with a patient and just what compound to prescribe. What's more, she showed great dedication in helping the sick, no matter how poor. The two were supremely happy with their work and with each other. Adding to their joy, Lady White soon announced she was expecting a child. One day when Lady White had gone off to rest, an old Buddhist monk entered the shop and spoke to Xu Xian. "I am Fahai, the abbot of Gold Mountain Temple," he said. "I have come to warn you of a great danger. By my spiritual powers, I have discovered that your wife is a thousand-year-old snake. She hides her true nature for now, but one day she will surely turn on you and devour you." "How dare you say that!" said the young man. "It's nothing but wicked slander!" But Fahai told him, "Just make sure she drinks realgar wine for the Dragon Boat Festival. She'll change back then to her true form, and you'll see for yourself."
L'autore: Author Aaron Shepard came upon the White Snake legend while traveling in Taiwan and immediately fell in love with it. Before even beginning to rewrite it, he spent a year of intense research on this 800-year-old story, and on Chinese opera (as the abundant notes in this book show). Artist Song Nan Zhang has also immersed himself in the traditions of Chinese opera and celebrates this in these beautiful, detailed scenes that are like flights of theatric imagination made vivid.
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Descrizione libro Pan Asian Publications (USA), 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1572270721
Descrizione libro Pan Asian Publications (USA), 2001. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9295203
Descrizione libro Pan Asian Publications (USA). Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2593153053
Descrizione libro Pan Asian Publications (USA). Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria 2604214024
Descrizione libro Pan Asian Publications (USA). Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good Some wear on book from reading. Codice libro della libreria 2627785619
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815722707254.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815722707253.0
Descrizione libro Unspecified Vendor, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Childrens>Picture Books>Folktales>Asian. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978157227072500. Codice libro della libreria 01978157227072500
Descrizione libro Pan Asian Publications (USA) 2001-04-01, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 1572270721. Codice libro della libreria 576978
Descrizione libro Pan Asian Publications (USA) Inc., 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Union City, CA: Pan Asian Publications (USA) Inc., 2001. First thus. Hardcover. Unpaginated. Fine, in a fine jacket. Codice libro della libreria 041414