Chinese Classic Story: The Nine-Coloured Deer 九色鹿注音绘本
Language: Chinese with phonetics
Format: 28.5 x 21 x 0.4 cm
Page: 32 paperback
ISBN: 9787513552707Publisher: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press
This book concludes the classic Chinese cartoon work in the 1980s, passing the warm memories in childhood of three generations. The book uses figure dialogues in movies, making the story more interesting and catchy. Young kids could read it by accompany of their parents, and older ones could try independent reading when learning Pinyin.
In Chinese culture, the equivalent mythic creature of a unicorn would be this beautiful, majestic and kind nine colour deer. We call it ‘九色鹿 jiu se lu’. The story teaches children to be compassionate and kind to everyone no matter it is a poor stranger or a king. Being grateful and show appreciation to people who helped you is the second message from it.
The origin of the nine-coloured deer story is actually from the Buddhish Jataka tale and the tale was discovered in cave paintings from the west wall in 257 cave of the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, China.