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Awakening the Dragon - The Dragon Boat Festival
Awakening the Dragon - The Dragon Boat Festival
Awakening the Dragon - The Dragon Boat Festival


 
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The Ultimate Dragon Boat Book!

  • Great overview from A-Z about Dragon Boat Festival and Races.
  • Great illustrations and wording
  • The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important of the Chinese Holidays, second in importance to Chinese New Year.
Have your child read the book as you go watch Dragon boat races in your area

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Language: English
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 0887768059
ISBN 13: 9-780887-768057


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Product Code: E0262

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Awakening the Dragon - The Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Racing is very popular! In ancient times, the Chinese saw the dragon as both a protector and a threat, able to bring on rain or cause droughts. To honor this powerful creature, people created long narrow boats that they raced in an annual rainmaking festival. Some types of Dragons lived in rivers. The Dragon Boat Festival was meant to bring luck, during the unluckiest time of the year that is traditionally celebrated in the fifth month on the fifteenth day.

The book does a great job of exploring the origins, legends, customs, and in the modern day the Dragon Boat Races. Every other page has some type of illustration on it that is extremely lifelike.

Arlene Chan, a respected librarian and an experienced dragon boat racer wrote the book. The beautifully detailed illustrations by Song Nan Zhang let you experience the Dragon Boat Festival and Racing. Soft Cover

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important of the Chinese Holidays, second only in importance to Chinese New Year.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
 
Chinese Tradition March 21, 2008
Reviewer: Tina Matsunaga from Gillette WY Un  
This is a great book for older elementary or middle school children to understand why the dragon boat festival is important to the Chinese culture.||The information is interesting regardless of a child's background.

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
Excellent Book! March 11, 2008
Reviewer: Ray from Rowland Heights  
Wonderful illustrations and well written.  A-Z on everything about you would want to know about the Dragon Boat Festival and racing.  Illustrations are so life like.

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
Dragon Boat Races March 11, 2008
Reviewer: JR from Monrovia ca  
This book contains the origins of the Dragon Boat Festival in clearly written English.  The illustrations are well done.  An excellent choice for anyone who wants to know about Dragon Boats.

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