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Awakening the Dragon The Dragon Boat Festival

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ISBN-10: 0887768059

ISBN-13: 9780887768057

Edition: 2007

Authors: Arlene Chan, Song Nan Zhang

List price: $10.95
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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. From the wearing of fragrant pouches, to the consumption of rice dumplings, to thrilling boat races, the dragon boat festival of today is a celebration of Chinese traditions all over the world. Arlene Chan, a respected librarian and an experienced dragon boat racer, explores the origins of the festival, it’s customs, and the races themselves. Beautifully detailed illustrations by Song Nan Zhang let you experience the beauty and energy of this ancient…    
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 24
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

ARLENE CHAN, a third-generation Chinese Canadian, is a retired librarian and author of non-fiction works for children, young adults, and adults on Chinese festivals and the Chinese in Canada. An avid dragon boat racer and gold-medalist on the Canadian National Women's Dragon Boat Team, she lives, writes, and paddles in Toronto.