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Norman Hinsdale Pitman

Norman Hinsdale Pitman

Norman Hinsdale Pitman was an American author who collected Chinese myths and fairy tales, and wrote them for English audiences. His book The Chinese Wonder Book is his best-known work.

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Princess Kwan-Yin

Kwan Yin is a beautiful princess who listens to her heart instead of her father.

14 min read

The Man Who Would Not Scold

A deceitful man called Wang is punished when he steals a duck from his neighbour.

5 min read

The Golden Nugget

A lovely story of two friends who show true friendship and kindness to one another.

14 min read

The Strange Tale of Doctor Dog

A strange tale about a sick girl, her loving father and a doctor dog.

13 min read

The Two Jugglers

Two jugglers create an astonishing trick for an emperor - but was one delicious peach worth it?

22 min read

The Talking Fish

A cranky old man decides to become a fish and loves it - until he starts to get hungry.

21 min read

The Golden Beetle

A poor woman is given a miraculous golden beetle... Starting the war of dogs and cats.

16 min read

The Nodding Tiger

A tiger kills an old woman's son - but finds ways to make amends.

17 min read

The Mad Goose and the Tiger Forest

A poor slave girl and a mad goose help an old miser break the spell upon him.