Thursday, August 9, 2012

Children's Book Review: The Seven Chinese Sisters

The Seven Chinese Sisters
Written by:  Kathy Tucker
Illustrated by:  Grace Lin
Publishsed by: Albert Whitman & Company, 2003

Once there were seven Chinese sisters who lived together and took care of each other. After baby Seventh Sister is snatched by a hungry dragon, her loving sisters race to save her. In Kathy Tucker's delightful update of a classic Chinese folk tale, exuberantly illustrated by Grace Lin, each sister uses her talent in a surprising way to rescue baby Seventh Sister--and even Seventh Sister turns out to have an unexpected skill.

* This book is based upon the classic Chinese Folk tale The Seven Chinese Brothers.  Unfortunately, I don't think the kids or myself are familiar with that tale.  In this story there are seven Chinese sisters who each have a special talent.  When a hungry dragon takes the Seventh sister, the other sisters must come up with a plan to get her back.  This was an okay story for us.  The illustrations were colorful and detailed with each sister having a unique hair style and design on her dress. 

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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