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The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

Suitable for 5 - 8 years

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And they’re off! Race along with Rat, Monkey, Dragon and their companions as they join the Emperor’s race! Who will win the ultimate honour of having the first year of the zodiac calendar named after them? This lively book retells the story of the origins of the Chinese zodiac, backed up by simple notes on Chinese astrology and festivals. The vivid pictures incorporate numbers in Chinese script, while readers are encouraged to participate by discovering the animal sign of their own birth year.

“Prepared in collaged papers with acrylic and printed backgrounds, Wilson’s creatively stylized folk art gives this retelling of an ancient legend a distinctive look.” Publisher’s Weekly

Product Details






Barefoot Books Ltd

Date published

May 1st, 2007

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.5; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 32 pages


UK edition



  1. lilou
    on 1 December 2014

    Very nice

    A very nice book to discover astrology.

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