The author and Goddess Fish Blog Tour gave me the opportunity to read these tales and review them (thank you). You can buy a copy now at stores that offer ebooks.
Part of the reason I wanted to read these novelettes and participate in this blog tour is that they are Chinese heritage tales. Their fairy tales are different than ours and they have a different "flavor". If you're not familiar with the tone of their stories or what kind of animals they use, you should read these. If you are, you have a treat ahead of you. They are excellent examples of lesson tales for the young ones in your life.
Raggedy Chan is about the young princess who has to save the island her family lives on. An evil one has stolen the dragon that brings them rain and they are facing a drought. She sacrifices herself to save them. Emma, whose Auntie Grace is sharing the tale with her, has her own bully to deal with and the story helps her conquer her fear.
My favorite was Nine-Tail Fox. It's a bit sad, but it shows how strong you can be if you need to, it's good to have a friend, and be sure to tell the truth.
I admit I have a soft spot for fairy tales and animals, but these two stories were both fun to read and had good underlying messages. If your child hasn't read about the camps they put Asians in during the war and heard much about discrimination, these would be good topics to discuss after they have read the stories.