The Magical Rooster : A Tale in English and Chinese (Stories of the Chinese Zodiac), Hardback Book

The Magical Rooster : A Tale in English and Chinese (Stories of the Chinese Zodiac) Hardback

Illustrated by Li Jian

Part of the Stories Of The Chinese Zodiac series


This beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book tells the story of a young boy and his magical rooster in both English and Chinese-a great story for Chinese New Year!Long long ago, there lived a boy named Tang Yun.

He studied very hard and was ready to take the imperial exam in the Capital City thousands of miles away.

Yun's mother was worried about him traveling alone. After working day and night, she finished hand embroidering a rooster on Yun's outfit, hoping the magical rooster would be her son's guardian angel.

During his trip, magic happened whenever Yun was in danger.

With a crowing of "cock-a doodle-doo," the embroidered rooster jumped out of Yun's outfit.

He was alive! He was brave, timely and kind. He helped Yun overcome many obstacles during his trip.

Yun arrived at the Capital City safely and successfully passed his exam with honor.

He eventually reunited with his mother. They lived happily together ever after. Other books in the Chinese Zodiac Series (as well as the year of that animal) include:Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes-2007 & 2019Water Dragon-2012 & 2024Little Monkey King's Journey-2016 & 2028Snake Goddess Colors the World-2013 & 2025Horse and the Mysterious Drawing-2014 & 2026Sheep Beauty-2015 & 2027Bronze Dog-2006 & 2018 Little Rat and the Golden Seed-2008 & 2020


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 42 pages, 40 full-color Chinese ink style illustrations; English and Chinese bilingual text
  • Publisher: Shanghai Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Animal stories
  • ISBN: 9781602209954



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