The Chinese Book of Animal Powers

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9780060277284: The Chinese Book of Animal Powers

What are the Chinese Animal Powers? Chungliang Al Huang, celebrated author, artist, teacher, and dancer, reveals the energy and fun of a 2,500-year-old Chinese tradition in this exquisite picture book for all ages. Legend tells us that the Lord Buddha summoned the animals to hear of their power in his sermon under the Banyan Tree. Buddha taught twelve of the animals about their strengths and weaknesses and sent them into the world to guide people in their growth, linking each animal to a month and a year.

Find out which animal powers you were born with and which powers your friends and family possess. Have fun pronouncing Chinese names with sounds that trace back to ancient times. See the animals' movements by tracing elegant brush calligraphy. Discover the fun of an ancient Chinese tradition with this unique picture book by an expert teacher and philosopher.

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Find out which animal powers you were born with and which powers your friends and family possess

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What animal powers do you possess?

For thousands of years, the Chinese have believed that each of us is born with the characteristics and powers of twelve representatives of the animal kingdom, depending on the month and year of our birth. Now readers of all ages can discover for themselves the fun and wisdom of an age-old Chinese tradition in this exquisite book by celebrated author and artist Chungliang Al Huang.

Find out which animal powers you were born with and which powers your friends and family possess. Discover how to absorb and adapt other animal powers into your own. Have fun pronouncing Chinese names with sounds that date back to ancient times. Feel each animal's graceful movements by tracing elegant brush calligraphy.

With a full-page spread devoted to each animal, a glossary of movement and art, and an easy-to-use year and month chart, THE CHINESE BOOK OF ANIMAL POWERS is a unique introduction to the Chinese Zodiac by an expert teacher and philosopher.

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