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              Books by Yongsheng Xuan

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              D is for Dragon Dance
               

              D is for Dragon Dance (Hardback)

              By Compestine, Ying Chang; Illustrated by Xuan, Yongsheng

              • RRP: $41.04
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              From the dazzling dragon dance to the scrumptious steamed dumplings to the firecrackers that frighten away evil spirits, this alphabet book celebrates the traditions of the lunar new year. First published in 2006, this new rendition presents the English text alongside the Chinese....
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              ISBN 9780823440290
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 4-8 years
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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              D is for Dragon Dance
                

              D is for Dragon Dance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Compestine, Ying Chang; Illustrated by Xuan, Yongsheng

              • RRP: $19.50
              • $19.43
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              • Pub Date
                8 Mar 21

              From dazzling dragon dances to scrumptious steamed dumplings, celebrate the Chinese New Year with this bilingual alphabet book in English and Mandarin Chinese. Lunar New Year is here! It's time for Acrobats to perform, Grandma and Grandpa to make cut paper decorations, friends to... share Oranges with one another, and so much more! Follow along as two siblings prepare for the festivities and later have a feast with their whole family. First published in 2006, this new paperback edition presents the text in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Award-winning author Ying Chang Compestine beautifully captures all the tradition and excitement, while YongSheng Xuan's gentle artwork depicts the celebrations, including a full spread of a dragon dance. The book closes with an illustrated Zodiac calendar, tips to ensure good fortune in the New Year, and an author's and illustrator's note.
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              ISBN 9780823447466
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2021
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 4-8 years
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 8 Mar 2021
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              Story of Paper Hb
               

              Story of Paper Hb (Library Binding)

              By Compestine, Ying Chang; Illustrated by Xuan, Yongsheng

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $36.00
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              After the Kang brothers get in trouble at school, they devise a way to make paper, making things easier for them and their teacher.

              ISBN 9780823417056
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2007
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age 4-8 years
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              the Story of Kites

              the Story of Kites (Hardback)

              By Compestine, Ying Chang; Illustrated by Xuan, Yongsheng

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $39.99
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              What trouble have Ting, Pan, and Kuai gotten into now? When they're caught at school playing instead of doing their math, the teacher writes notes to their parents on each boy's left hand and demands that they hold up their guilty palms for everyone to see. The boys wish they cou...ld invent something for the teacher to write on besides their hands-something small and private. Can the creative Kangs concoct a formula for something similar to what we know today as ... paper? Learn how Ting, Pan, and Kuai spin their latest mischief into an important Chinese cultural invention, then try making your own homemade paper.
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              ISBN 9780823417155
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2007
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age 4-8 years
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              The Story of Kites: Amazing Chinese Inventions
               

              The Story of Kites: Amazing Chinese Inventions (PDF ebook)

              By Compestine, Ying Chang; Illustrated by Xuan, Yongsheng

              Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created kites, one of China's most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation. The playful Kang brothers (Ting, Pan, and Kuai) discovered four of China's most famous discoveries i...n the series Amazing Chinese Inventions. The brothers must protect the rice harvest from the birds. Then the boys get an idea: if they made wings, they could drive the birds away! Using paper, straw, and feathers, the boys experiment with flying many different things! What can get the job done and be fun to fly? The story features an author's note on kites' history and instructions for making your own kite. "Written to appeal to children in primary grades, the exciting story of the invention of kites is told in both English and Chinese/Mandarin narratives, with exciting, vibrant woodcut-style illustrations and brilliant primary colors." - Midwest Book Review
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              ISBN 9781597021319
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              Language en
              Released NZ 21 Jun 2019
              Publisher Immedium
              Interest Age 3-8 years
              Series Amazing Chinese Inventions
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              The Story of Chopsticks: Amazing Chinese Inventions
               

              The Story of Chopsticks: Amazing Chinese Inventions (PDF ebook)

              By Compestine, Ying Chang; Illustrated by Xuan, Yongsheng

              Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created chopsticks, one of China's most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation. The three playful and creative Kang brothers (Ting, Pan, and Kuai) discovered four of China's m...ost famous discoveries in the series Amazing Chinese Inventions. In this adventure, the youngest boy Kuai never gets enough to eat. One day Kuai comes up with a plan: he is inspired to use sticks to grab food quickly while it's too hot for Ting and Pan. What will his family think? When the Kang family attends a wedding banquet, Kai brings his chopsticks... to everyone's great surprise! When the whole village finds out, then what will the Emperor think? The story features an author's note on the history of chopsticks and a delicious dessert recipe, ideal for eating with chopsticks.
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              ISBN 9781597021296
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              Language en
              Released NZ 21 Jun 2019
              Publisher Immedium
              Interest Age 3-8 years
              Series Amazing Chinese Inventions
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              The Story of Noodles: Amazing Chinese Inventions
               

              The Story of Noodles: Amazing Chinese Inventions (PDF ebook)

              By Compestine, Ying Chang; Illustrated by Xuan, Yongsheng

              Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created noodles, one of China's most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation. The three playful Kang brothers (Ting, Pan, and Kuai) discovered four of China's most famous disco...veries in the series Amazing Chinese Inventions. Mama Kang needs her sons to help make her famous dumplings to win the annual cooking contest. However, this year the Kang brothers play with the dough, and soon, long strips fly everywhere. With no time left, the family can bring only the strings of boiled flour. Will this new recipe wow the judges or will the boys find themselves in hot water? The story features an author's note on the history of noodles and a delicious noodle recipe. "Compestine's almost tongue-in-cheek tale is a nearly unbeatable combination of slapstick humor, fast pace, and food." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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              ISBN 9781597021302
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              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 21 Jun 2019
              Publisher Immedium
              Interest Age 3-8 years
              Series Amazing Chinese Inventions
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