What if: tigers still roamed in Hong Kong mountains? a woman gave birth to an egg?
Why: do chickens have combs? do goats go bleh?
How: did the deer lose its tail? did the misers turn into monkeys?
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
Why did the world’s greatest genius believe this? Because fairy tales are universal. They shed light on many essential human conditions. Children are compelled to interpret, imagine, predict. These skills are the roots of inspiration, creativity and vision. For this collection, local author Jane Houng has selected a range of traditional Chinese tales and retold them for contemporary Hong Kong children.
Jane Houng’s young adult novel "Bloodswell" was published by QX Publishing Company in 2012. She has also published a biography called Houng’s, children’s chapter books, and poetry. She reviews for the Asian Review of Books and writes regularly in children’s newspapers published by Sing Tao News Corporation. Further details can be found on her author website: http://www.janehoung.com.