This beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book tells the story of a young boy and his magical rooster in both English and Chinese-a great story for Chinese New Year! Long long ago, there lived a boy named Tang Yun. He studied very hard and was ready to take the imperial exam in the Capital City thousands of miles away. Yun's mother was worried about him traveling alone. After working day and night, she finished hand embroidering a rooster on Yun's outfit, hoping the magical rooster would be her son's guardian angel. During his trip, magic happened whenever Yun was in danger. With a crowing of "cock-a doodle-doo," the embroidered rooster jumped out of Yun's outfit. He was alive! He was brave, timely and kind. He helped Yun overcome many obstacles during his trip. Yun arrived at the Capital City safely and successfully passed his exam with honor. He eventually reunited with his mother. They lived happily together ever after. Other books in the Chinese Zodiac Series (as well as the year of that animal) include: Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes-2007 & 2019 Water Dragon-2012 & 2024 Little Monkey King's Journey-2016 & 2028 Snake Goddess Colors the World-2013 & 2025 Horse and the Mysterious Drawing-2014 & 2026 Sheep Beauty-2015 & 2027 Bronze Dog-2006 & 2018 Little Rat and the Golden Seed-2008 & 2020
This book is part of a book series called Stories Of the Chinese Zodiac .
There are 42 pages in this book. This book was published 2016 by Shanghai Press .
Li Jian was a middle school art teacher and children's books editor. He currently owns his own illustration studio, focusing on children's fairy tales.