The Race for the Chinese Zodiac – Wang, Gabrielle

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Title

The Race for the Chinese Zodiac

Author

Wang, Gabrielle

Illustrator

Rippin, Sally and Abos, Regine

Publisher

Black Dog Books

Published Date

2010

Annotation

In this Chinese Zodiac picture book, a doctor finds a wounded sheep and restores its health. When a monster threatens the village and demands a child from each family for sacrifice, the sheep turns itself into a girl and volunteers to go. Using her wits, she drives the monster away. When it returns, the sheep sacrifices itself, and both turn into a rock formation that exists today.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Cultural traditions, Family

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614