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Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts

A Literary Cookbook

by (author) Paul Yee

illustrated by Shaoli Wang

contributions by Judy Chan

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2014
Asian, Adaptations, Cooking & Food
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2014
    List Price

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Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts is a book in the highly-praised Fairy Tale Feasts Collection, a creative series that folds enchanting folk tales into cookbooks of kid-friendly recipes.

About the authors

Paul Yee is one of Canada's finest writers for children. He was raised in Vancouver and has worked in the archives at the Vancouver Museum. He won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature for Ghost Train. He now lives in Toronto.
Ghost Trainbr>    Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award 1996br>    Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award 1997br>    Finalist for the Toronto IODE Book Award 1997
The Bone Collector's Sonbr>    Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award 2004br>    Finalist for the Rocky Mountain Book Award 2006br>    Finalist for the Stellar Book Award (BC Teen Readers' Choice Award) 2005-6br>    Chosen as Best of 2004, Resource
Bamboobr>    Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award 2007 (BC Readers' Choice Award)br>    Chosen as Best of 2006, Resource Links
The Jade Necklacebr>    Finalist for the Mr. Christie's Book Award 2002

Paul Yee's profile page

Shaoli Wang was born in China. She trained as an art teacher and graduated from the Department of Fines Arts of Qingdao Normal College, specializing in children’s book illustration, gouache and oil painting. She now lives in BC.


Shaoli Wang's profile page

Judy Chan teaches high school home economics in Vancouver.


Judy Chan's profile page


  • Commended, CCBC Best Book of 2015
  • Winner, Gourmand Award Best Children's Cookbook of the Year

Editorial Reviews

“The symbiosis between the recipes and the stories is impressive.”

School Library Journal

“A delightfully quirky hybrid of fables and recipes that will satisfy those hungry for both knowledge and culinary inspiration.”

Quill & Quire

Librarian Reviews

Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook

In this enchanting collection of fairy tales, including original stories and interpretations of Chinese folklore by master storyteller Paul Yee, a glorious procession of characters make their appearance. Each tale is followed by a simple recipe for a classic Chinese dish relevant to the story.

Readers can choose to read one or more of the thirteen fairy tales in this anthology. Whether the story is humorous, magical, or ghostly, there is much to learn about Chinese culture and the world of folktales. Food plays a significant role, and recipes accompany each fairy tale, making this an excellent resource to accompany the Social Studies curriculum (e.g. Heritage and Identity: Early Societies). Information about different Chinese vocabulary and customs is also included.

Also available: The Secret Keepers by Paul Yee

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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