D is for Dancing Dragon: A China Alphabet
by Carol Crane
Winding its way like a long dragon through 4,000 miles of mountains, desert, and grasslands, The Great Wall of China was built entirely by hand, taking hundreds of years and millions of workers to complete. That's just one of the myriad wonders of China children will discover in this far-reaching book. "D is for Dancing Dragon" brings China's history and culture alive by describing its unique customs, art works, music, foods, geography and wildlife. Children will learn, for example, that paper, ink, printing, umbrellas, kites and fireworks are all Chinese inventions. They'll find the secrets of how silk is made, how chopsticks work and why you should never cry on the Chinese New Year's Day. They will even learn a few Chinese words, as well as which astrological animal sign belongs to them. This captivating book is sure to be of special interest to anyone curious about this beautiful and mysterious land.
- Dewey: 951
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362738): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2007, 08/01/2006
- PDF (9781627532037): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627535274): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Language Arts
- Series: Discover the World
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.3
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 109220
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Asia (JNF038020)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Asia (JNF025030)
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Author: Carol Crane
Lecturer and book reviewer Carol Crane was widely recognized by many schools and educators for her expertise in children's literature. She authored over twenty books for Sleeping Bear Press and conducted in-service seminars for teachers at many schools across the country. She also instituted a summer reading program for teachers and media specialists. Carol traveled extensively and spoke at state reading conventions across the United States and lived in Michigan, Florida and North Carolina, before passing away in 2018.
Illustrator: Zong-Zhou Wang
Zong-Zhou Wang was born in Shanxi Province in the People's Republic of China. He graduated from the Central University of Nationalities in Beijing, China with a major in fine art, specializing in oil painting. After graduation from the university, he was offered a position as one of the teaching faculty members. In 1988, he won First Prize in the First Nationwide Oil Painting Competition in China and The National Teacher's Painting Competition in Beijing, China. He is a member of the Chinese Artists Association, a prestigious academic organization of Chinese artists, and his paintings have been collected by the association for its permanent collection. This is one of the highest honors attainable by a Chinese artist. He is included in the Dictionary of the Achievements of World Chinese Artists, the Artists of Chinese Origin in North America Directory, and the World Famous Chinese Artist Almanac. His work has been exhibited all over the world.