China

21610 Tikki Tikki Tembo by Mosel, illus Lent.

Tikki Tikki Tembo.

Can second son Chang recite his elder brother's long name and get help for him as he sits in the bottom of the well? A retold Chinese legend telling how the people came to give their oldest son's shorter names. Imaginative line and wash illustrations of mountains drawing from Chinese scrolls. Note: This book has been SOLD.

$110.00

 

The Good-Luck Horse by Chan.

The Good-Luck Horse.

Plato Chan illustrated this very charming book at the age of 12, blending the forms and images of his Chinese heritage with the free wheeling action of Western art. His father was a diplomat in Paris and was captured during World War II, while he and his mother were sent to London. Plato gave several exhibits, raising money for war relief, and continued to do so when he moved to the United States in the year prior to the publication of this book. Not much is known of his later years. An unusual CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK. This book belonged to Caroline Thorn Binney, an international dancer, director, and choreographer, who founded the New York Folk Ballet.

$110.00

 

Little Pear and His Friends.

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$16.00

 

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars.

A retelling of a story found on a twelfth century scroll, in which a young girl chooses her own interests and her own life.

$11.00

 

Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin.

Plum-Blossom discovers she has been sold into slavery by her parents, but the son of the house has modern ideas. Set during the twenty years of fighting after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Lovely ink drawings, which must be the author's.

$16.00

 

Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (1938) Caldecott Medal.

Mei Li.

Mei Li is not invited to go to the New Year Fair in the city, but she has plans of her own. She bribes her brother into taking her along, and spends a wonderful day of adventure. Set in midcentury China, with what is probably a realistic portrait of an independent girl child of the time. The author/illustrator was a prominent artist who worked in China in the 30's. PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

$50.00

 

Peach Blossom Spring.

A fisherman happens on a perfect valley, Peach Blossom Spring, which has been sealed off for hundreds of years. After promising to reveal its secret to no one, he leaves to get his things. Delicate paintings of China. Note: This book has been sold.

$12.00

 

The Journey of Meng.

Meng sets out on an arduous journey to take warm clothes to her husband, who is working on the Great Wall. An ancient Chinese tale about the power of love and courage, illustrated with lyrical watercolours.

$22.00

 

Peachblossom.

A brief story about an obedient small girl during the War in China: how she walked across the plains to the city, stayed in a school, and found her own aunt, by chance. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.

$95.00

 

Oracle Bones, Stars, and Wheelbarrows: Ancient Chinese Science and Technology.

Clear and well diagramed, making this interesting subject available to young people.

$5.00

 

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