Dragon’s Tale and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac, The

Dragon’s Tale and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac, The

Lucille Andersen Fanger

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THE DRAGON’S TALE AND OTHER ANIMAL FABLES OF THE CHINESE ZODIAC. Il. by author. ISBN 0-8050-3446-3. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. 24 pp. $16.95.

Twelve Chinese zodiac animals romp through these fables illustrating the universal messages of life. Rat, for example, is never satisfied with his virtues and so he continually tries to turn himself into what he deems to be better, only to come full circle. Even the artist’s list of natural paint and brush sources adds to the enchantment of this reading delight. Ages 7 up. Reviewed by Lucille Andersen Fanger, reading specialist, Donegan Elementary School, Bethlehem, PA

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