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Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend by Eric A. Kimmel

Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend

by Eric A. Kimmel

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A Chinese legend of how the world ended up with only one sun. I liked this story and my daughter enjoyed the pictures. She thought the muscle man was pretty. I did find out that this in one of the oldest legends in the Chinese culture, which I think is awesome!! ( )
  ronicadibartolo | Oct 4, 2013 |
Ten Suns is an old Chinese myth about how the one sun came about. It is a great fantasy for children. It teaches them to listen even of they do not understand what an adult is saying. The book also illustrates the there are reactions to everyone's action. ( )
  Janee23 | Oct 15, 2012 |
Oh my - the graphic artists have nothing on the depiction of HuYi, the Archer in Heaven. Gives up rather easily when he is missing the final arrow.
  dchaves | Jun 14, 2007 |
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Everyone enjoys a sunny day. But what if one day you looked up and saw 10 suns in the sky? In Eric A. Kimmel's engaging retelling of one of the oldest Chinese myths, that's exactly what happens--or almost. Long ago, Di Jun, the eastern emperor of the sky and his wife Xi He had 10 sons--er, 10 suns, who took turns walking across the sky from east to west to bring warmth and light to the Earth. Much like a bus driver might tire of the same route after a few centuries, the boys grew bored and decided to take their celestial walk all together.

When Di Jun and Xi He found out, they were horrified to see their 10 sons in the skies. On Earth, crops were drying out, forests were bursting into flames, and the seas were boiling. If the ten suns persisted in their promenade, all living creatures on Earth would die. Do the emperor and his wife stop their sons in time? Do they save Earth without destroying their beloved sons? Renowned storyteller Kimmel--author of the Caldecott Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins--puts his graceful spin on this Chinese legend, and illustrator Yongsheng Xuan masterfully captures this mythical time in bold, golden-hued, artful paintings. (Ages 4 to 8)

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When the ten sons of Di Jun walk across the sky together causing the earth to burn from the blazing heat, their father looks for a way to stop the destruction.

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