The Cricket Warrior: A Chinese Tale

The Cricket Warrior: A Chinese Tale By Margaret Chang Raymond Chang Warwick Hutton, The Cricket Warrior A Chinese Tale In order to save his family a Chinese boy turns into a fighting cricket and becomes the emperor s champion
  • Title: The Cricket Warrior: A Chinese Tale
  • Author: Margaret Chang Raymond Chang Warwick Hutton
  • ISBN: 9780689506055
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Cricket Warrior: A Chinese Tale By Margaret Chang Raymond Chang Warwick Hutton, In order to save his family, a Chinese boy turns into a fighting cricket and becomes the emperor s champion.
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    1. Margaret Chang Raymond Chang Warwick Hutton

      Long ago, when I was sitting in my high chair in California having breakfast, my mother used to think, The boy Margaret s going to marry is somewhere eating his cornflakes Little did she know I grew up as an only child in Whittier, a suburb of Los Angeles, surrounded by people like my parents transplanted Middle Westerners Just beyond Whittier s city limits stretched a vast, intriguing, multicultural city I was five when we went downtown to eat Chinese food at Tang s It tasted a lot better than my mother s Indiana cooking, and I still remember the small dish of yellow mustard with a drop of bright red hot sauce in the middle My parents took me to the beach whenever they could, beginning my lifelong love of the Pacific shore Another family pleasure was reading Every night before bedtime, my father read aloud to me I met Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Mowgli, D Artagnan, Jo March, and brave, determined children from the Grimm and Andersen fairy tales Later, reading on my own, I discovered Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennet, and Anna Karenina But I never stopped reading children s books After graduating from Scripps College with a degree in English and a minor in art, I went east to library school at Rutgers to become a children s librarian I worked as an elementary school librarian for the Lexington Public Schools in Massachusetts and as a children s librarian for the New York Public Library I met Raymond Chang, the boy who d been eating his rice porridge in Shanghai while I was having breakfast in my high chair in California We married at my home in Whittier and moved to Williamstown, Massachusetts, where Raymond taught chemistry at Williams College for many years We have one daughter With her, I returned to the West Coast for yearly visits with my parents and our Chinese family A master s degree from the Center for the Study of Children s Literature at Simmons College enabled me to pursue two parallel careers writing and teaching While Raymond and I coauthored four children s books set in China, I taught both graduate and undergraduate students of children s literature at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams The Institutes offered by Children s Literature New England CLNE inspired my teaching for twenty years After taking a long break from teaching to finish Celia s Robot, I expect to continue writing stories and promoting children s literature for many years to come How Celia s Robot Came to Be I was thirteen when I discovered science fiction Even though the characters were mostly active guys and helpless girls because the books were written mostly by men , I loved science fiction for the same reasons I had loved fairy tales and fantasy as a child I could leave my everyday life behind and travel to worlds of imagination and possibility It wasn t long before I read Isaac Asimov s I Robot series, with its Laws of Robotics When I was a school librarian at Joseph Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington, Massachusetts, I loved talking to boys and girls about all kinds of books, from my favorite childhood family stories such as the Little House books to fantasies such as The Chronicles of Narnia books and Lloyd Alexander s The Chronicles of Prydain My marriage to Raymond Chang, who grew up in Shanghai, China, during World War II and the civil war that followed, made me part of a large Chinese family My mother in law welcomed me, though she didn t speak a word of English, and taught me to cook some of Raymond s favorite dishes I read about the events and beliefs that shaped his family s life and carried what I learned into the field of children s books.Raymond and I had already written a popular book on the Chinese language when I took a graduate course in writing for children that led to a novel and three picture books set in China, coauthored with Raymond Because I was also te

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    1. An old Chinese tale about familial dedication, Neo chose this one to expand his collection of fairy tales An ancient Chinese emperor had an penchant for watching cricket fighting, which was almost matched by his love of money, which explained his high rate of taxation for the populace The emperor made an agreement that he would waive taxes for anyone who was able to bring for a worthy fighting cricket, though few could be certain of finding one that met these stringent specifications A poor farm [...]


    2. Retold by Chang, Margaret and Raymond The Cricket Warrior A Chinese Tale 20 pgs Margaret K Elderberry Books Simon , 1994 16.99 Content Language G 0 swears Mature Content G Violence GThis must be a republish edition, though I find no signs of that, and the book looks brand new This is a re telling of the classic Chinese folktale first recorded around the year 1700, though like most folktales it could be significantly older The story is a family who needs to come up with a fighting cricket to give [...]


    3. In this Chinese folktale from the 1600s, a boy loses a fighting cricket that would have paid their taxes and saved the farm A kind old man a magician offers the boy the chance to save his family by changing himself into a fighting cricket His adventures as a cricket, his escape, and his return to human form are retold here, with a note at the end of the book referencing the original ancient tale Important Chinese values of honor, respect, family, and sacrifice are represented Warwick Hutton illu [...]


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