The Magical Rooster: A Tale in English and Chinese

The Magical Rooster: A Tale in English and Chinese

Li Jian

$16.95 H, 9781602209954
Better Link Press

Tang Yun’s mother embroiders a magical rooster on his clothes to protect him as he heads out to travel thousands of miles in order to take an imperial exam. He has studied hard and is determined to make the journey. His mother’s magical totem proves up to the task of protecting him as together he and Yun face one adventure after another. Even after the exam, when Yun is successful in his career, the rooster continues to be of help.

This charming story is told in English and in Chinese. The two languages flow together across the pages with their animated illustrations. A unique gift, the book is as much art as it is entertainment. A beautiful story, beautifully told.

November 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Anna Jedrziewski