Top positive review
Fourth graders enjoy these books in guided reading groups.
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2017
Grace Lin does an incredible job of enchanting readers with stories that also teach about Chinese legend and customs.
At least in the books I’ve read (this series and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Lin tells the main story with short stories/legends interspersed. They are very short, so the reader doesn’t lose track of the main plot.
I’ve read both serieses aloud with fourth graders, and they’ve loved them. I love to start a series in small group rotations and then offer the rest of the series for the kids to read. I’ve had kids finish the rest of the series on their own.