In brilliant colors and on spacious double page spreads, Demi depicts the origin of the Chinese holiday Ch ing Yang or The Double Ninth Festival, a festival of kites that takes place on September 9, the ninth day of the ninth month Long ago in China a woman went to a painter of holy pictures and requested a picture of a dragon, a symbol of wealth, wisdom, power, and nobility, but instead of an ordinary holy picture she requested the painting on a kite, in order to fly it right up to the sky so the gods in heaven will see it immediately Soon everyone wanted kites for their wishes and prayers, and finally, Ch ing Yang was born and is celebrated to this day The kites are what s important here, and Demi fills the pages with airily desirable kites in the shapes of birds, insects, reptiles and symbols captioned with their attributes This is a celebratory sort of book that is going to inspire some serious kite making kite flying activities The Bulletin...
|Title||:||Kites: Magic Wishes That Fly Up to the Sky|
|Publisher||:||Dragonfly Books 1st Dragonfly Books Ed edition December 12, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|File Size||:||569 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Kites: Magic Wishes That Fly Up to the Sky Reviews
I love this children's story about a Chinese Kite maker who makes magical kites that help children grow to realize their full potential.
I love Demi's books! Not only are Demi's books beautiful but are filled with lots of wonderful facts and information on what different animals, fish and insects represent to the people of China! An awesome book to add to your child's library!
Using few words, this visual gem shows much about Chinese culture through its symbols. After reading all about the history and customs of kite flying, construct, decorate and fly a fanciful kite of your own!
Just try making the kite from the instructions in this book. It is easy. It is awesome. It flies like a dream.
The talented artist, Demi, has outdone herself in this latest book. It's a wonderful showcase of beautiful and brightly colored chinese kites incorporated into a story of chinese traditions that children can understand and appreciate. Imagine my daughter's surprise when she saw several kites in this book identical to those we have hanging on our walls at home. I highly recommend buying this book!
Another brilliantly illustrated book by Demi, Kites gives amazing images of all different kinds of Chinese kites and introduces The Double Ninth Festival celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th month when kite flying is seen as a "symbol of rising higher and higher, being better and better, stronger, smarter, and finer in everything one does." It starts off with a holy painter who paints pictures for people to buy and offer in the temple to the gods which are all then explained. A woman comes to the painter requesting a very special offering in honor of her son, and the dragon kite was born. It's a great book to show your children all the various different kites and to talk about traditions--and to be able to talk to your children about what is True and what is untrue and why.