Five Heavenly Emperors

Five Heavenly Emperors

Chinese Myths of Creation

Book - 1994
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Just about every civilization has stories of creation. The myths and legends of the ancient Greeks and Romans are very well known, but these 12 myths from ancient China are just as fascinating. Between Pangu separating the sky from the earth and the Northern Emperor separating man from gods, we have an array of deities as busy and colorful as those in Greek and Roman myths. They create men out of clay, mend the broken sky after the flood, and shoot down suns so that life on earth will not die. Inspired by the art of the Ming Dynasty, this is a wonderful collection of Chinese myths of creation, illustrated by award-winning artist Song Nan Zhang.
Publisher: Montreal : Tundra Books, 1994
ISBN: 9780887763380
Branch Call Number: ASIA ZHANG
Characteristics: 36 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: 5 heavenly emperors


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May 26, 2011

Lovely book for children (and adults) - this book is a collection of stories telling the Chinese creation myth - it's an easy read and it has gorgeous pictures

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May 26, 2011

Albertasaurus thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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