Legend of Chang’e, a Story of the Mid-Autumn Festival - Simplified

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 8788

$19.99 USD

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese culture through this classic tale – one of the most popular ones in Chinese mythology.

Chang’e and her husband, an archer named Hou Yi, were just ordinary mortals, until one day, Hou Yi saved the Earth from disaster. But how did Chang’e become the immortal Moon Goddess while Hou Yi remained alone on Earth…and what does their story have to do with celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival?

In this retelling of a classic Chinese myth, the delightfully written bilingual storyline and vivid illustrations will capture the hearts of all young readers.

As a Taiwanese-American born in California, Eric Lee fondly remembers summers spent with relatives in Taiwan. Less exciting cultural experiences were Sundays spent at Chinese school. When Eric and Ling’s sons were born, they wanted them to have more exposure to Chinese language and culture. Struggling to find a lot of great bilingual resources, they began creating books about stories that they both loved growing up. Eric hopes to introduce other young readers to the Chinese language and culture through their stories. Eric currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ling Lee was born in Guangzhou, China and moved to the U.S. when she was 4. She spent many Sunday afternoons attending Chinese school and now appreciates her early language exposure. When Ling and Eric’s sons were born, they wanted to give their children the same language opportunity so that they could better connect with their culture and communicate with their grandparents. Ling and Eric scoured the internet for bilingual kids’ books and struggled to find well-illustrated books that had Chinese, pinyin, and English. That’s when they decided to create their own stories, both to read to their sons and to share with other parents looking to introduce Chinese to their young readers. Ling currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Rachel Foo is a character designer and artist based on the sunny island of Penang, Malaysia. She loves children and her biggest passion is bringing worlds to life for the littlest audiences.