The Seven Chinese Sisters

Summary:

Seven Chinese Sisters lived together, and each had a very special talent. No one had yet discovered Seventh Sister's talents, because she had never said a word. When a hungry dragon snatched her away, she said her first word: help. Would the talents of all of the sisters to save Seventh Sister from the dragon and get back home again?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Everyone can enjoy this lighthearted story about teamwork, family, and problem solving.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter liked this book, and it didn't take too many readings before we could engage her in helping us tell the story.

Parent Reaction

This is fun to read. At first glance it seems like each sister's talent is too unique, but the author does a fabulous job bringing them altogether. The illustrations are expressive and instantly minimize the fear factor of a kidnapped child.

Type of Book:
This story of seven sisters has all the fun of a fairy tale.
Educational Themes:

This book is based on a Chinese folktale, so you can use this to contrast/compare the original story. Within this story, there is plenty to share: teamwork, individual talent, and creative problem solving. If you want to get serious (or if you have a child who picks up on the kidnapping theme), you can talk about personal safety.

Reading Level:
4.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with nearly 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a nice story, but is likely to be one your child will outgrow in search of more sophisticated tales.

Title The Seven Chinese Sisters
Author Kathy Tucker
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company © 2003
Illustrators Grace Lin
ISBN 9780807573105
Material Hard Cover
Cost $6.95
Genres Fable | Folklore, Asia | Asian People
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