The Seven Chinese Brothers: Margaret Mahy



Author: Margaret Mahy
Illustrator: Mou-Sien Tseng
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Year: 1991
Brief Summary: Seven Chinese brothers used their different strengths to help each other and defeat the emperor.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss folklores.  Define what it is, characteristics, etc.
  • Does this book reinforce old stereotypes?  i.e. the stereotypes that all “Asian” people look the same, etc.  Read with The Five Chinese Brothers…has the Seven Brothers book have improved in this area?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.  

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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