HOW THE OX STAR FELL FROM HEAVEN by Lily Toy Hong

HOW THE OX STAR FELL FROM HEAVEN

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In this Chinese tale, the oxen live a luxurious life in Heaven until one ox is sent by the Emperor of All the Heavens with a generous decree for the hungry, hard-working people on earth: henceforth, they shall eat ``at least once every three days!'' The ox gets it backwards, and is punished by being sent back to earth--where his labors help make his ``blunder'' become ``a blessing.'' Hong's boldly stylized illustrations nicely suit her text's folkloric tone. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-8075-3428-5
Publisher: Whitman
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1991