The Butterfly's Dream

The Butterfly's Dream

[children's Stories From China]

Book - 2003
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The stories of the Taoist teacher and storyteller Chuang-Tzu have long been admired for their childlike wonder and whimsical simplicity. The Butterfly's Dream begins with his most famous story. In it, Chuang-Tzu falls asleep and, upon awakening, doesn't know if he is a man who dreamed he was a butterfly or if he is really a butterfly dreaming he is a man. His butterfly character then leads the reader through a series of thought-provoking stories, from the tale of the giant fish-bird and the frog in the well, to the wooden rooster and Hui-Tzu's gourds. For ages 6-9, this picture book teaches children to shed narrow viewpoints and see the world from new and unique perspectives.
Publisher: Boston : Tuttle Pub., c2003.
ISBN: 9780804834803
Branch Call Number: J 398. 20951 CHU
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill.


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