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Awakening the Dragon: The Dragon Boat Festival

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In ancient times, the Chinese saw the dragon as both a protector and a threat, able to bring on rain or cause droughts. To honor this powerful creature, people created long narrow boats that they raced in an annual rainmaking festival.

From the wearing of fragrant pouches, to the consumption of rice dumplings, to thrilling boat races, the dragon boat festival of today is a celebration of Chinese traditions all over the world.

Arlene Chan, a respected librarian and an experienced dragon boat racer, explores the origins of the festival, its customs, and the races themselves. Beautifully detailed illustrations by Song Nan Zhang let you experience the beauty and energy of this ancient festival.

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About the Author

Arlene Chan is a librarian with the Toronto Public Library, primarily responsible for the bookmobile and home library services. She has written two previous books, The Spirit of the Dragon: The Story of Jean Lumb, a Proud Canadian Citizen and The Moon Festival: A Chinese Mid-autumn festival. She can often be seen paddling a dragon boat on Lake Ontario. On land, Arlene Chan makes her home in Toronto with her husband and two sons.

Song Nan Zhang was born in Shanghai, China and studied at Chinas leading art college, the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts. He also studied at LÉcole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Song Nan Zhang has illustrated several books for Tundra. He now lives with his wife in Montreal.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780887768057
Author:
Chan, Arlene
Publisher:
Tundra Books (NY)
Illustrator:
Zhang, Song Nan
Author:
illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
Author:
Zhang, Song Nan
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Nonreligious
Subject:
Festivals
Subject:
China
Subject:
Festivals -- China.
Subject:
Dragon boat festival.
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - General
Subject:
Children s Holiday-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
10.97x8.42x.10 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
09-14

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