Lost Horse A Chinese Folktale (The Lost Horse)

the lost horse  ed young

Acclaimed author-illustrator Ed Young breathes new life into the ancient Chinese folktale of a horse that brings extraordinary reversals of fortune to its trusting owner.

A timeless fable, The Lost Horse teaches of the ever-changing fortunes of life.---from the publisher

32 pages                        978-0152050238                      Ages 4-7

Keywords:  Asia, China, folktale, folklore, horse, animals, trust, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, acceptance, diversity, diverse books, multicultural

Editor's Note:  A Chinese version of "Fortunately, Unfortunately."


Writing Trait: Ideas- The entire book revolves around the idea of having a good attitude, no matter what happens to yourself or your loved ones. When bad and good things happened, Sai questioned whether they were really bad or good. In the end, it is revealed that an event previously perceived as bad actually saved Sai's sons' life. This teaches readers to trust life's events.

Classroom Integration/Mentor Text: This book can be used in an elementary unit on other cultures. Not many elementary students are exposed to multicultural literature, so this story can open their eyes to a different culture. Students can use this as a mentor text in understanding what other cultures believe, how they dress, how they act, etc. The detailed pictures in the book would be especially helpful for young learners to get a glimpse into another culture. by Danielle Vetter on Goodreads

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