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Long Is A Dragon - Chinese Writing for Kids by Peggy Goldstein
Long Is A Dragon - Chinese Characters
Long Is A Dragon - Chinese Characters


 
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Great introduction to Chinese Writing!

     Uses pictures to easily Learn Chinese characters

  • Child will easily remember strokes
  • Very useful teaching tool for  parents, teachers
     With fun introduction to 75 Chinese characters
     Detailed instructions on how to write character strokes



       "The book is so clear that, after a little time,
        students will be able to write and read
        simple messages in Chinese."
          -The Reading Teacher
Our Price: $17.95
Language: English
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 1-881896-01-3
ISBN 13: 9-781881-896012


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Product Code: E0208

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Long is a Dragon - Chinese Writing for Children by Peggy Goldstein

Fun, very well done book.  Great first exposure to Chinese Characters

 Long is a Dragon explains how Chinese writing developed.  The book uses an illustrated, visual approach to Chinese writing.  Fun and artistic, it teaches about the origins of Chinese Characters and how to recognize, write, and pronounce words and numbers. No prior knowledge of Chinese Characters is necessary to appreciate the beauty, intricacy, and development of this writing system.
  • Children will easily understand how Chinese Characters evolved.  A  picture of the original word is first shown (like a horse), then the equivalent ancient Chinese Character.  Lastly, the current Chinese Traditional Character is presented.
  • The book goes over 75 Chinese Characters, plus instructions how to write stroke by stroke.  It's extremely important when writing Chinese to have the right stroke order.
  • Children ages 8 to 12 can use this book on their own. It is also appropriate for younger children (K-3).  A great activity is get a small brush and have your child (or students) write their favorite Chinese Character from the book - my guess is most of them will pick a Dragon. 
  • The end of the book shows what happens when you combine two words, or use multiples of one character.  For example, combining characters for "electricity" and "voice" means "telephone".  Or, writing the character for "mouth" three times, means "taste".  The combining of characters is fascinating! 
The book is made for kids, but adults will also enjoy reading it.

 Author Information:

Peggy Goldstein is an American sculptor, printmaker and designer whose works have been exhibited in North and South America and Europe, and have been awarded numerous prizes. She is represented in museums, national libraries and private collections in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland. Ms. Goldstein has studied Chinese calligraphy under Ung No Lee at the Academie de Peinture Orientale in Paris, and has taught at the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and at the American College in Paris. She currently lives in France.

Awards:

*  Parents Choice Award

Reviews on Long Is a Dragon:

"Organization is straightforward; concept presentation and linking are brilliant. The writing is clear and interesting, providing a compelling invitation to learn and explore while having fun."
------School Library Journal

"An excellent teaching guide for parents and teachers."
------Parents' Choice

"A delightful introduction to the Chinese written language."
------San Francisco Chronicle

"A charming, handsome book."
------Kirkus Reviews

"Goldstein assumes fascination on the part of the reader and thus creates it."
------Los Angeles Times

"The book is so clear that, after a little time, students will be able to write and read simple messages in Chinese."
------The Reading Teacher

"A delightful step-by-step text which teaches children the origins of Chinese first as a pictographic language, and its evolution to today's use."
------International Examiner

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Fun Chinese characters that I like November 30, 2008
Reviewer: Robin from NJ United State  
There are so few (non-textbooks) books with or about Chinese characters that I am willing to recommend - this is one of them.  My biggest complaint?  I wish it were longer!||Also worth looking at: Liv & the Bird: A Journey in Chinese Calligraphy by Catherine Louis calligraphy by Feng Xiao Min

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Long Is a Dragon November 30, 2008
Reviewer: Kimberly Stewar from Starkville MS  
We are a homeschooling family who have been studying China in preparation to bring a newest family member home from China. Long is a Dragon is a great introduction to Chinese written language. My three sons had great fun following the step by step instructions on how to make Chinese characters.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great to share around a class March 11, 2008
Reviewer: Rachael Winkles from Buxton England  
This is a beautiful book and my 7-year-old loved it. She was ecstatic to realise she could read the whole sentence at the end.|It is Traditional characters and we are doing mainly Simplified but it was still worth reading.|I won't buy it myself as a friend has it but I'll borrow it again.|Revived flagging interest.

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
Learning Chinese March 11, 2008
Reviewer: Tina Matsunaga from Gillette WY Un  
Although not Chinese my fourth grader found the book very interesting.  Learning to write in a non-alphabetic language is presented in colorful fun.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great Book July 15, 2006
Reviewer: anonymous from Undisclosed  
Wonderfully done book.

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