Heroes of China
~ 2 to 6 years ~
In the Heroes of China series, Jillian Lin retells tales of famous Chinese figures so they are easy and fun to read. Beautiful illustrations make these books wonderful early readers or read-aloud stories in English and simplified Chinese (中文).
Softcover, 24 pages
Chin is the emperor of China.
He only has one wish.
How can he live forever?
Read the story of Emperor Qin Shihuang (秦始皇), who has built the Great Wall and the terracotta army.
Zheng’s grandfather has been to many places.
Zheng would love to travel, too.
Can he make his dream come true?
Read the story of explorer Zheng He (郑和), who is thought to have discovered America before Columbus.
Heng loves gazing at the sky.
‘How many stars are there?’ he asks.
Will he ever find the answer?
Learn more about Zhang Heng (張衡), the first person in history to discover that the earth was round.
Cheng is clever and brave.
He fights for China.
But can he ever win?
Koxinga or Zheng Chenggong (國姓爺) was a Chinese pirate who defeated the Dutch to rule Taiwan.