Chinese Fairy Tale FeastsA Literary Cookbook


A fun book for parents and children to enjoy and treasure.

The fairy tales and folklore of China- like stories told throughout the ages everywhere- bring the fantastic world of ghosts and demons into our everyday lives. So it is not surprising that food makes an appearance here- each story is followed by a simple recipe.

Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts is a creative book which folds fairy tales into a cookbook of kid-friendly recipes. Most of the thirteen fairy tales included in the book have been adapted and retold from original sources by master storyteller, Paul Yee- a few are original to this text, but remain true to the spirit of the collection. They are accompanied by an introduction by Jane Yolen, one our most celebrated folklorists. The splendid illustrations by Shaoli Wang bring the collection to life.

Paul Yee is one of North America’s finest writers for young people. His first book for Crocodile Books was The Jade Necklace (illustrated by Grace Lin), followed by Bamboo, (illustrated by Shaoli Wang). Dead Man’s Gold and Other Stories was a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book. Ghost Train won Canada’s Governor General’s Award. Paul Yee lives in Toronto.

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