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And they're off! Race along with Rat, Monkey, Dragon, and their companions as they join in the Emperor's race. Who will win the ultimate honour of having the first year of the new Chinese Zodiac calendar named after them? This book provides an easy-to-read retelling of the story of the Chinese Zodiac, with accessible endnotes on Chinese astrology and festivals. It contains illustrations that incorporate numbers in Chinese script - ideal for classroom and library use. It also encourages reader interaction as children discover the animal sign of their birth year.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846860775
ISBN-10: 1846860776
Format: Paperback
(272mm x 216mm x 3mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Barefoot Books Ltd
Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dawn Casey

Dawn Casey has always had a passion for traditional tales, which she feels are vital nourishment for children. A primary school teacher and writer, Dawn says that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure. Dawn lives in East Sussex with her husband and daughter. This is her first project with Barefoot Books. Anne Wilson has an MA in Illustration from St Martin's College of Art, London. She has been an illustrator for several years, working on Barefoot Books' Storytime: First Tales for Sharing (978184148344) and We're Sailing Down the Nile (9781846860393) She gains much of her inspiration and use of colour from her travels. Anne lives in Reading.

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