Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chinese Heritage Tales, Raggedy Chan and Nine-Tail Fox by Camille Picott

The first story is about a young princess and a dragon and the second is about a fox.  How could I pass up reading these?

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.

Camille will be awarding an autographed Raggedy Chan bookmark to every commenter; a Chinese Heritage Tale illustration signed by the author and illustrator to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a grand prize of a Limited Edition Raggedy Chan Doll to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. A choice of a Raggedy Chan doll or signed Chinese Heritage Tale print will be awarded to a randomly drawn host. (ALL ITEMS US ONLY)

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Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:   

Happy reading.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Camille Picott said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to review my books and participate in the tour. I am glad you enjoyed them!

Inkslinger said...

Just wondering why Nine Tail Fox is not available as widely as Raggedy Chan or other titles by Camille Picott. Here in Malaysia, there is one bookstore that has Raggedy Chan and Sulan listed in their inventory but no Nine Tail Fox.