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Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0823413179, Hardcover)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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