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The Tale of Chester Choi

$12.95

Illustrated by Harry Harrison

Chester Choi is one bad dragon. He just loves children… eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret – he’s desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend. A tale of greed, bad upbringing and the transformative power of love!

Features the dragon in Chinese mythology and the South China Sea. 

Age range: 5 to 8

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Chester Choi is one bad dragon. He just loves children… eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret – he’s desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend. A tale of greed, bad upbringing and the transformative power of love!

Time Out Hong Kong’s No. 2 bestseller 2008. Chosen by HK ALEA to represent Hong Kong in Italy.

“There has never been a dragon quite like Chester Choi! Packed with laugh-out-loud humour and complimented by lively illustrations from Harry Harrison. A wonderful addition to any bookshelf.” – Mio Debnam, Daily7 and Daily10

“Yet another great book by this Hong Kong based writer and illustrator duo… this engaging tale is told in rollicking rhyme that makes it perfect for reading aloud.” – Elizabeth McNeilly, The Parents’ Journal

Additional information

Weight200 g
Dimensions230 × 255 mm
Pages

36

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

Full colour

About the author

Sarah Brennan was born in Hobart, in the beautiful Australian island state of Tasmania. Her family kept a menagerie of animals including peacocks, guinea fowl, pheasants, ducks and goats, and there was even a wild platypus in the creek at the bottom of the garden! She began writing poems and stories as a child, and hasn’t really stopped since! Coming to Hong Kong in 1998 gave her the impetus to follow her childhood dreams, and in 2004 her first children’s book, A Dirty Story, was published, followed by An Even Dirtier Story the following year.

But, visiting Hong Kong schools, with children drawn largely from Chinese or Asian backgrounds, Sarah became increasingly keen to write for them about their culture and history… and in 2007, the Chinese Calendar Tales were born. With great storylines packed with interesting vocabulary and history, and fact boxes inside the cover of every book, Sarah is delighted to see her books used as teaching tools in primary schools throughout China, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Sarah is also an ardent promoter of children’s literacy, running regular international writing competitions on her blog for primary school children, which attract entries from around the world including the US, the UK, China, Singapore, India, Hong Kong and Australia. She is also an enthusiastic Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, an international charity promoting literacy and girls’ education in Third World countries, and speaks regularly to parents, teachers, librarians and their associations about the fundamental importance of reading print books in the digital age.

Visit Sarah’s funny and fabulous blog at www.sarahbrennanblog.com!