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Moonbeams, dumplings & dragon boats : a treasury of Chinese holiday tales, activities & recipes

Author: Nina Simonds; Leslie Swartz; Meilo So; Children's Museum of Boston.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, Inc., [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spectacular fireworks, silk lions dancing through the streets, sumptuous family banquets - these are the hallmarks of Chinese New Year. Now, discover how to bring this splendid celebration, and others, into your own home. In this glorious collection, bestselling cookbook author Nina Simonds joins with Leslie Swartz and The Children's Museum, Boston, to offer festival lore, traditional stories, delectable recipes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Simonds; Leslie Swartz; Meilo So; Children's Museum of Boston.
ISBN: 0152019839 9780152019839
OCLC Number: 47746171
Awards: Winner of Bookseller's Choice (Special Subjects) 2003
Winner of Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) (Recommended) 2002
Description: 74 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: A Note from the Authors --
Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival --
Qing Ming and the Cold Foods Festival --
The Dragon Boat Festival --
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival --
Resources --
A Guide to Chinese Pronunciation.
Other Titles: Moonbeams, dumplings and dragon boats : a treasury of Chinese holiday tales, activities and recipes
Responsibility: Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz, & the Children's Museum of Boston ; illustrated by Meilo So.
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Spectacular fireworks, silk lions dancing through the streets, sumptuous family banquets - these are the hallmarks of Chinese New Year. Now, discover how to bring this splendid celebration, and others, into your own home. In this glorious collection, bestselling cookbook author Nina Simonds joins with Leslie Swartz and The Children's Museum, Boston, to offer festival lore, traditional stories, delectable recipes, and engaging activities that will inspire you to enjoy a full year of Chinese holidays. Try such treats as golden New Year's dumplings or tasty moon cakes. Build a kite at Qing Ming or a miniature dragon boat for the Dragon Boat Festival. Share the stories of the greedy Kitchen God or the valiant imperial warrior Hou Yi. Whether your family ahs embraced these holidays for generations or is introducing new traditions, Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats offers exciting ways for the whole family to celebrate year after year, presenting background information, related tales, and activities for celebrating five Chinese festivals--Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, Qing Ming, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Moon Festival.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-03-02) Good Permalink

     Excellent stories and explanations of the tales significance. Presents background information, related tales, and activities for celebrating five Chinese festivals.

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