Jade Rabbit is one of the titles in the Snowflake Books series: Animal Signs. Quoted from ancient Chinese legends, all about the legendary animal race, these stories are well known and loved by Chinese children. Thus, the books provide an informal and accessible way to introduce western children to an important aspect of Chinese life and culture at home, and introduce diversity studies into education.
Each book tells the story of one of the animals of Chinese zodiac signs, which are also used as names of years in the Chinese calendar. At Jade Rabbit, rabbits live with Fox and Monkey in a forest.
There is severe drought and famine. One day, an old man starving and begging for food.
The rabbit can not find any food, so it offers itself in a supreme and alien sacrifice. But it turned out that the old man was a god, testing the sincerity and kindness of a rabbit. The Lord sends the rabbit on a journey to the moon.
Here live with Lady Moon in the beautiful moon palace. The rabbit is taught how to make many wonderful herbal medicines until one day, they are brought back to earth to enter the legendary animal race.
During the race the rabbit comes across many patients and uses her knowledge of medicine to treat her. A rabbit uses many disguises in its work, but one day it is very tired and sleeps, and when it disappears, people discover that it is just a rabbit after all.
Like all traditional Chinese animal stories, their deceitful simplicity is compounded by the richness and diversity of personality And human feeling; Chinese believe that the animal's age of the person's birth affects the personality; the animals in these legends are somewhat exposed to their own zodiacal characteristics, in this case a rabbit character and self-link that is seen as worthy of the moon's education. A rabbit is well known and its reward must be respected and respected by everyone.
Chinese people still look at the rabbit jade tenderly and pray for her, hoping to get good luck and health. This is a completely new version of the old legend, written in simple English letters, suitable for reading, for young children, or older children who learn Mandarin.
Full bilingual text with encoded key words and Mandarin English vocabulary. The parallel text in Pinyin, using the Roman alphabet, allows readers to pronounce Chinese characters.
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