Three Monks: A Story Told in Chinese and English (Hardcover)

Three Monks: A Story Told in Chinese and English By Andrea Castro Naranjo (Illustrator), Xiaoling Zhang Cover Image
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On top of a huge mountain, there is a small temple where a young monk lives. Every day, he goes down the mountain to a river to fetch water.
One day, a skinny monk comes to the temple, hoping to live there. The young monk greets him happily. However, there will not be enough water to use with one more person. Neither of them wants to fetch water. Soon after, a fat monk comes to the temple, hoping to live there, too. The skinny monk and the young monk quickly push the task of fetching water to him. But none of the three monks is willing to go down the mountain to fetch water. They can only hope that it will rain soon. However, the rain does not come, but a lightning strikes the big tree in the temple and sets the temple on fire. The three monks want to put out the fire, but there is not a drop of water in the temple. This time they are in big trouble! What should they do? Do they put out the fire eventually?

About the Author

Andrea Castro Naranjo, a Colombian freelance illustrator, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She has illustrated for multiple books and also published some of her own personal works. Zhang Xiaoling, a writer and editor, has been engaged in the creation and publication of children’s literature for more than ten years. She has authored novels, short story collections, fairy tales, picture books, etc. She has won the Judging Panel’s Recommended Writing Award from the first Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781632880048
ISBN-10: 1632880040
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English