A Literary Cookbook
By Paul Yee
Illustrated by Shaoli Wang
A fun book for parents and children to enjoy and treasure.
The fairy tales and folklore of China- like stories told throughout the ages everywhere- bring the fantastic world of ghosts and demons into our everyday lives. So it is not surprising that food makes an appearance here- each story is followed by a simple recipe.
Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts is a creative book which folds fairy tales into a cookbook of kid-friendly recipes. Most of the thirteen fairy tales included in the book have been adapted and retold from original sources by master storyteller, Paul Yee, a few are original to this text, but remain true to the spirit of the collection. They are accompanied by an introduction by Jane Yolen, one our most celebrated folklorists. The splendid illustrations by Shaoli Wang bring the collection to life.
Hardcover with jacket, 160 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 10 3/4 x 7/8 inches
“Paul Yee draws on his deep knowledge of Chinese culture and history to create and retell these tales. Being a storyteller, he has heard them, read them, spoken them, and here shares them once more – they seem to be in his bones. They are full of witches, monkey gods, and magic makers. The tales speak of monks, peasants, greedy leaders and honest beggars. They unearth the full variety of human nature and experience.” — from the foreword by Jane Yolen, award-winning author and celebrated folklorist