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The Five Chinese Brothers

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 21,855 Ratings and 610 Reviews

Book Description
The classic picture-story about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability, has been in print for over 50 years. "An original nonsense tale told with...spirit and gusto." -- The Horn Book
Book Information
PublisherPuffin Books
BindingPaperback (20 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages64
ISBN-100698113578
ISBN-13978-0698113572
Publication Date06/18/1996
The Creators
About Claire Huchet Bishop (Author) : Claire Huchet Bishop is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Claire Huchet Bishop include Yeshu, Called Jesus, Twenty and Ten, The Five Chinese Brothers.
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About Kurt Wiese (Illustrator) : Kurt Wiese is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Kurt Wiese include Freddy the Pied Piper (Freddy), Knuckleboom Loaders L... more
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1/7/2010 Adam S Doyle said: Clever, definitive story. Before discovering XMen as a teenager, there was The Five Chinese Brothers. As an older brother myself, I felt an added kinship to the story.
tags: Inspired me

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12/26/2009 Andy Seven

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8/27/2009 Coriene Ploetz said:
I'm not sure how this book ended up on my bookshelf as a child, but it is one of the books I remember reading over and over again. When I read it to my children now, I am in awe at how morbid it is, but I can't stop myself from reading it! I guess it is books like this one that has helped to shape p... more

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7/6/2009 Kiersten Pavlovsky tagged as: I read

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5/5/2009 Matthew Gomez said: Absolutely love this book. I used to read it with my brothers (we're not Chinese) when we were young. My kids love it, too.
tags: I recommend

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