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Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes


 
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Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes


Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes.

  • Stories
  • Recipes
  • Activities for Chinese New Year, The Lantern Festival, Qing Ming and the Cold Food Festival, The Dragon Boat Festival, and The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Hardcover, 74 pages
List of resources at the back
With Guide to Chinese Pronunciation

Our readers love this book. See review below.

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Language: English
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 0-15-201983-9
ISBN 13: 9-780152-019839


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Product Code: E0261

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Chinese Food Made Easy Recipes - Moonbeams, Dumplings and more!

Filled with delectable Chinese food made easy recipes, hands-on family activities and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes.

Stories, Recipes, and Activities for Chinese New Year, The Lantern Festival, Qing Ming and the Cold Food Festival, The Dragon Boat Festival, and The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Done by the Children's Museum of Boston.

Spectacular fireworks, silk lions dancing through the streets, sumptuous banquets - these are the hallmarks of Chinese New Year. Now, discover how to bring this splendid celebration, and others into your own home.

In this glorious collection, best selling cookbook author Nina Simonds joins with Leslie Swartz and The Children's Museum, Boston, to offer festival lore, traditional stories, delectable recipes,and engaging activities that will inspire you to enjoy a full year of Chinese Holidays. Try such treats as golden New Year Dumplings or Tasty Moon Cakes. Build a kite at Qing Ming or a miniature dragon boat for the Dragon Boat Festival. Share the stories of the greedy kitchen God or the valiant imperial warrior Hou Yi.

Whether your family has embraced these holidays for generations or is introducing new traditions, Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats offers exciting ways for the whole family to celebrate year after year.

The authors are Nina Simonds, who has studied Chinese cooking for 30 years and has won the James Beard foundation award (wow!) and a contributor to Gourmet and the NY Times. Leslie Swartz is the VP at the Children's Museum Boston and a co-founder of the Boston Dragon Boat Festival. Meilo So's watercolors have graced over a half dozen children's book.

Hardcover with a list of resources at the back and a guide to Chinese Pronunciation. 74 pages, hard cover (reinforced trade binding).



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Fun activities! January 31, 2011
Reviewer: Mom from Toronto Canada  
I love how this book introduces Chinese holidays stories activities and recipes to go along with the holidays!  It makes the celebration of these holidays so much more authentic.||The holidays that it covers include:  Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival Qing Ming and Cold Foods Festival Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.  There is also a good resources list at the back of

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Great resource for many Chinese holidays March 1, 2010
Reviewer: Mom 2 China Pri from Zeeland MI  
Great book covering the major holidays and special celebrations in Chinese culture.  Includes stories recipes games and so much more.  It's a one stop resource for several Chinese celebrations.

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Hooray for Holidays! May 27, 2009
Reviewer: Prairie Rose Mo from Georgetown TX  
This book has become a treasured part of our family holiday library!  Every Chinese holiday we pull it out read the stories related to that occasion and try a recipe or a craft as well.  As a homeschool teacher this is a cultural resource I highly recommend to both teachers and parents alike.  We just finished using it to celebrate the Chinese mid-autumn festival with friends: my daughter was e

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good variety of information December 7, 2008
Reviewer: Wynee Igel from Lino Lakes MN  
I liked that this book covered many important Chinese holidays and included not only descriptions but folklore. Having recipes are nice I didn't try them. I wished there were more activities. The activities were inconsistent in terms of age that they were geared for. The end of the book has a pronounciation guide which was okay.

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Chinese Holiday Tales Activities & Recipes November 20, 2008
Reviewer: V Loh from Edmonton AB Ca  
My daughter and I have very much enjoyed reading the stories in this book.  The illustrations are colourful and the activities and recipes are modified to be easy to do.

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