Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City by Li Jian (Bilingual Chinese and English)

故宫

Series: Li Jian Book Collection

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In this colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book a boy of today and a Little Emperor from the past find adventure and fun in the Forbidden City!
On a visit to the Forbidden City, Xiao Ming somehow manages to lose his father. During his search, Ming finds a strange set of stairs. Perhaps his father went down them? Off he goes—down the stairs, across a strange pathway and through a hall where, rather than finding his father, Ming finds himself in the midst of the Qing Dynasty!

The awed little boy is discovered by Imperial Bodyguards who take him to meet the Little Emperor. Ming described the airplanes and cars of the future and the Little Emperor shows Ming his treasures. The new friends are admiring a bronze dragon when suddenly the dragon comes to life and carries the Little Emperor and Ming up into the sky! The two boys and the dragon fly over the whole city, until Ming slips and falls from the dragon's tail into the city moat, bringing him back to the present—and his anxious father.

A delightful tale of past meets present, Ming's Adventures in the Forbidden City will surely capture the imagination of children and parents alike.

《“故事中国”图画书故宫》以图画书的形式,形象生动地向小朋友们诠释故宫的构造:穿过午门,就来到了内金水桥,内金水桥前是太和门。小明和爸爸在太和门前驻足时,小明发现了一扇神奇的门,他穿过这道门,竟然来到了古时候的紫禁城。由此开始了古代、现代两条线索并行的故事。故事以位于北京中轴线中心的故宫为讲述主体,以小明穿越的形式将古代与现代链接起来,体现出编绘者别出心裁的创意诠释。
Language: Simplified Chinese, English
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 42
Author: 李健 Jian Li
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Reading Level: 2nd, 3rd
Text Type: Narrative Fiction
Genre: Literature & Fiction