Traditional Chinese culture is fascinating, and now kids are able to learn more about it with the bilingual picture book 24 Solar Terms Fairy Tale.
This charming book teaches children all about the ancient principle of the 24 Solar Terms. Traditionally used to instruct agricultural activities and people’s daily routines, this calendar continues to be used around China and in other East Asian countries to this day.
Young readers will take a fun-filled journey with the adorable woodland elf Little Prince to experience the magic of the Earth's changes within the four major seasons of the year. Accompanied by his animal-friends, kids can discover the idyllic beauty of the Solar Terms along with Little Prince.
Based on postcards of the Solar Terms collected by the author Bérénice Zandonai, the colorful and panoramic illustrations capture the charm of different sections of the Solar Terms. Starting from the "Beginning of Spring" and ending with the "Great Cold," the pictures are accompanied by enchanting texts that explain the meteorological, agricultural and climatic features of each of the two dozen sections that are poetic and easy-to-read. The text and images work well together to clearly reflect the seasonal changes throughout the year and elegantly represent a harmony between human beings and nature.
This mesmerizing book is great for kids and parents to learn about the traditional culture of the Middle Kingdom together, as well as develop their Chinese-English language skills.
Order a copy of this stunning picture book on thMart right now for just RMB48.
Plus, we’ve got not one, but two special gifts for our readers! From March 1 to 31, we are giving away a free set of postcards (20 pcs/set) for book purchases over RMB199. Together there are four sets of gorgeous postcards for you to choose from. Just leave a message upon checkout to specify the theme you want. There are four themes in total:
The Story of the Forbidden City
Tibet, Time Paradise
Memory of Chengdu in Photos
Memory of Old Beijing's Hutongs
It gets better! Spend over RMB299 and you'll receive a free beautifully designed 'ancient' notebook. These notebooks feature a selection of poems and lyrics from the Tang and Song Dynasties, translated by the legendary Xu Yuanchong. The bilingual Chinese and English poems are printed alongside classic Chinese paintings, and there's plenty of space in the blank margins for you to take notes and record your personal thoughts.
There are two notebook editions to choose from:
"To See Within One Day All Flowers on the Trees"
"Time and Tide Will Not Wait For a Man Forlorn"
Leave a message upon checkout to specify which edition you want.
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