12 Animals Race To Lead the Cycle of the Asian Zodiac

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Author’s new charming picture book to grace this year’s BookExpo America in New York City on May 26-28

A uniquely interesting journey into the culture of Eastern Asia awaits young readers as author Nyo Chung tells the story of the naming of the twelve years by animals in What is the animal of my birth? In this newly published picture book, children will witness how the Mountain God’s brilliant idea of how the animals and the village people should get along well has worked perfectly.

The Mountain God had a great idea. He would give each animal the number of a year so they all could get along better with the people of the village. But first, they would have to hold a race to see which animal was given the first year. Tiger, dragon, rooster, mouse and each of the animals felt that he or she should be first, of course, and each knew exactly why. The race was on. Dandelions smiled at the side of the road. Bees and butterflies followed along behind. Amazed, the townspeople all stood and watched the animals compete. The winner – and what a surprise who it turned out to be – would lead off the cycle of twelve years that make up the Asian Zodiac.

What is the animal of my birth? follows the race of the tiger, dragon, rooster, mouse, snake, monkey, and each of the others as they compete and finish the race in a surprising sequence that amazed the townspeople. With splendid illustrations and playful text, everyone will truly find this delightful.

This book will be featured at the 2011 BookExpo America in New York City, NY on May 26-28, 2011. For more information on this picture book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Ms. Nyo Chung lives in New York and is an Instructor of Korean at St. Johns University. She is also a spiritual healer and she has published a volume of poetry, Poems Wishing to Be Songs.

What is the animal of my birth? * by Nyo Chung
Publication Date: August 6, 2010
Picture Book; $31.99; 48 pages; 978-1-4500-6067-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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