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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Book of the week: Lady white snake from Chinese Opera by Aaron Shepard

For Children: Nice summer read! We got it from our library excursion. Beautiful drawings but it definitively "a girl" story according to my seven years old.
Lady White is a thousand-year-old snake who, through centuries of meditation and self-discipline, has managed to attain human form. On a visit to China's famous West Lake, she falls in love with a young man and soon becomes his wife. But when a Buddhist abbot discovers her true origin, she must fight for both her marriage and her freedom.From one of the most popular of Chinese operas comes this tale of love and courage in the face of blind intolerance. Accompanied by illustrations depicting traditional costumes and staging, this retelling brings to life a timeless legend and a classic art form.


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