Moonbeams, dumplings & dragon boats : a treasury of Chinese holiday tales, activities & recipes / Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz, and the Children's Museum of Boston ; illustrated by Meilo So.

Presents background information, related tales, and activities for celebrating five Chinese festivals--Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, Qing Ming, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Moon Festival.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Simonds, Nina.
Corporate Author: Children's Museum of Boston.
Other Authors: Swartz, Leslie., So, Meilo, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Published: San Diego : Harcourt, Inc., 2002.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes by Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz and the Children's Museum, Boston, illus. by Meilo So, each of a quartet of holidays includes a brief background and introduces a bevy of crafts, recipes and legends. "The Story of the Kitchen God" kicks off the section on the Chinese New Year (and the reason behind serving the traditional tanggua, or candied melons); a recipe for Five-Treasure Moon Cakes stuffed with apricot preserves, pitted dates, sweet coconut and raisins helps youngsters celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Step-by-step illustrations aid in food preparation or crafts such as New Year Prints or Good Luck Characters in this elegantly designed volume. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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