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The Show-Off Monkey and Other Taoist Tales
by Mark W. McGinnis


Overview - A picture book of Taoist wisdom tales inspired by the ancient philosopher Chang Tzu, for children ages 5-10, beautifully illustrated with original artwork.

"If we are true to who we are, we will naturally find what is right."
"Beauty is in the eyes and mind of the beholder."
"What is good in life is not always obvious."

These morals are inspired by the teachings Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu (fourth century b.c.e.), who through charming and sometimes cryptic fables explained to his students the qualities of humility, modesty, simplicity, acceptance, and contentment.  Read more...


 
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More About The Show-Off Monkey and Other Taoist Tales by Mark W. McGinnis
 
 
 
Overview
A picture book of Taoist wisdom tales inspired by the ancient philosopher Chang Tzu, for children ages 5-10, beautifully illustrated with original artwork.

"If we are true to who we are, we will naturally find what is right."
"Beauty is in the eyes and mind of the beholder."
"What is good in life is not always obvious."

These morals are inspired by the teachings Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu (fourth century b.c.e.), who through charming and sometimes cryptic fables explained to his students the qualities of humility, modesty, simplicity, acceptance, and contentment. In "The Sea Turtle and the Frog," two creatures share their unique perspective on the world. "The Happy Fish" offers a reflection on what makes for a good leader. And "The White Peacock" demonstrates the virtues of a simple life rather than one adorned with material riches.

Beautifully illustrated in the traditional Asian style by artist Mark McGinnis, this book collects thirty-three of these traditional Taoist wisdom tales that will teach readers young and old about the Taoist view of living in harmony with the natural world.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781611803471
  • ISBN-10: 1611803470
  • Publisher: Shambhala
  • Publish Date: August 2017
  • Page Count: 80
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-9
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General
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