The Dragon Lover & Other Chinese Proverbs
-By Yong Sheng Xuan
- Illustrated by Yong
Inspired by the centuries-old
paper-cut technique, five proverbs are strikingly
illustrated with intricate details and fitting styles.
Each carries a message that is universal and timeless,
especially for the children of today. Readers are not
only brought into a world of intriguing Chinese
folktales, but are immersed in the traditional wisdom
embedded in each story.
Written bilingually, the
text clearly conveys the essence of five important
values. "The Lazy Farmer" wishes to achieve
something without any effort. "The Musician and the
Water Buffalo" stresses the need to speak to someone
in a manner he or she can understand. "The Crane and
the Clam" tells how a third party can benefit from a
quarrel between two people. "An Old Horse"
encourages us to value the wisdom of an experienced
elder. "The Dragon Lover" portrays the
psychological reaction we all have, at one time or
another, to cover up our fears.