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The Race for the Chinese Zodiac

By Gabrielle Wang
Illustrated by Sally Rippin

An entertaining and educational retelling of a classic Chinese legend.

The Jade Emperor has declared a great race: the first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. Thirteen animals line up along the shore. But there are only twelve places to be won. Who will miss out? This classic Chinese legend makes an exciting new picture book.

  • Beautiful and colourful illustrations by award-winning artist Sally Rippin make this a very visually appealing picture book.
  • This original telling of the story behind the Chinese zodiac provides information about the meaning behind each sign while placing them in context.

About the author

Gabrielle Wang is a much-loved and award-winning children’s author. She is a fourth generation Australian-born Chinese. Her great grandfather came to Australia from China during the Gold Rush.

About the illustrator

Sally Rippin is one of Australia’s best known illustrators. She lived in China for many years studying traditional and modern techniques. Sally has won many awards for her artwork.

ISBN: 9781742031231
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Dimensions: 220 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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