The Jade Emperor has declared a great race: the first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. Thirteen animals line up along the shore, but there are only twelve places to be won. who will miss out?
This classic Chinese legend makes an exciting new picture book. Ages 6+.
About the Author
Gabrielle Wang is an award-winning author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Australia in 1853 during the Gold Rush and so her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.
A Ghost in My Suitcase won Best Children's Novel in the 2009 Aurealis Awards, The Lion Drummer was named a CBC Notable Book in 2008.
Two new books have been published this year- a picture book, The Story of the Chinese Zodiac and a YA novel Little Paradise.
Gabrielle is in the middle of writing a series of four junior novels to be published in 2011 about a girl in the Victorian gold fields.
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: February 2010
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.6 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1