Beloved author Carol Kendall (The Gammage Cup), with Yao-Wen Li, sought Chinese stories that they liked. The twenty-four tales they came up with span from the Warring States period (480 BC) through various dynasties (Han, Chin, Ming, Ching), up to the present. This intriguing collection of parables, folktales, and fables includes many literary styles. Some are complex, and others as brief as a joke. Come enjoy the wit, cleverness, and down-to-earth wisdom of the Chinese people in this choice selection.