The Sweet Suzhou Dialect (The Most Beautiful Gusu Fairy Tales) (Hardcover)
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Suzhou is a renowned city in southeast China with a rich history and culture. This five-volume mini-series brings the city to life through colorfully illustrated fairy tales. These are ideal for children who wish to learn more about certain aspects of China’ s vast and diverse culture.
The Sweet Suzhou Dialect follows Auntie Ding on her visit to Suzhou. Since she’ s not a local, she has difficulty understanding the bizarre local dialect. Yet, she is enthralled by the softly and elegantly spoken people around her, capturing her affection completely. Will Auntie Ding be able to learn this most endearing dialect?
About the Author
Zhang Ruiling is a professional illustrator and picture book painter. Born in Heze, Shandong Province, Zhang studied at the Department of Design at Shandong College of Art and the Department of Photography at Beijing Film Academy. Her published works include I Have a Date with Zhuangzi, etc. Zhang was the winner of the “ 2012 Bing Xin Children’ s Book Award.” Su Mei is a member of the China Writers Association and director of the China Society for the Studies of Children’ s Literature. She now teaches at Soochow University. Su has published over six hundred fairy tales and more than sixty story collections. Her math and science fairy tale picture books have been exported to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries. Many of her works have been selected for Chinese textbooks for kindergartens and US elementary schools. Su is the winner of many awards, including the “ Second China Children’ s Book Gold Award,” etc.