Books by Rena Krasno

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Opening with a schematic dynasty map and closing with an essay on the distinctive illustrations, this wide-ranging collection will introduce readers to traditional Chinese values, as well as classic stories and characters. (superfluous index) (Folktales. 8-10)"
Retold from unnamed sources, these 23 myths, legends, and historical anecdotes feature deities both kind- and cold-hearted, sages, scholars, poets, and martial heroes of both sexes—all depicted in colorful, ornately-detailed posters produced in China in the early 20th century and selected from Chiang's personal collection. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Asian-Americans'' in the US) or to fill a niche in multicultural collections. (map) (Anthology. 8-12)"
In the Dragon Books series (Suzanne Williams's Made in China, 1997, etc.), a look at the culture of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines, launched with the festivals that celebrate the origins of the Filipino people. Read full book review >