Description - The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop
The classic picture book about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability, has been in print for almost 80 years. "An original nonsense tale told with...spirit and gusto." -- The Horn Book
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(178mm x 223mm x 8mm)
Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
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Book Review: Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop - Reviewed by Sheepcoate (09 Jun 2013)
The Five Chinese Brothers is apparently a classic retelling for a old Chinese story.
I read this to my 4 year old but it probably wasn't really an age appropriate book. The story is about five brothers and each of them has there own unique ability. Following a accident, one of the Chinese brothers are sentenced to death. This is where there individual abilities come into play. The story is somewhat predictable and repetitive.
Overall quite entertaining for more suitable for the 7-8 year old. The illustrations are simple and straight to the point and compliment the story nicely.
Author Biography - Claire Huchet Bishop
Claire Huchet Bishop (1899 1993) was a children's novelist and librarian. She was the winner of the Newbery Honor for Pancakes-Paris and All Alone, and the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten. The Five Chinese Brothers won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959."