The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales

The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales

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Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International's Best Book Award - Language Arts, Grades K-6 Novels

Selected as one of four recipients of the 2004 Aesop Accolade

Selected by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association as one of the PSLA YA Top Forty Fiction Titles 2003


At about the time the Grimm Brothers were gathering their famous collection of folk stories and fairy tales in Europe, in China a similar collection of almost five hundred stories had just been compiled by the scholar Pu Sing-ling. Drawing on oral and written sources, he called his collection of the strange and wondrous Strange Tales from a Studio of Leisure .

The fruits of his life's work become immensely popular with storytellers who performed the stories in teahouses, where rapt audiences would sit for half a day drinking tea and listening to tales of ghosts, fox fairies, and other wonders.

Almost unknown in the West, the stories are given new life in this important work by the masterful Michael Bedard.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780887766527
0887766528
Branch Call Number: JNF 398.20951 BED
Characteristics: 109 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Pu, Songling 1640-1715

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Traditional Chinese tales adapted from the Liao-Chai of Pu Sung-ling.

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