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'The Jade Emperor has declared a great race: the first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. Thirteen animals line up along the shore, but there are only twelve places to be won. Who will miss out?' (Source: Trove)

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Adaptations

The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang , 2012 single work drama children's

'Thirteen animals line up along the shore. But there are only twelve places to be won. Who will miss out? One of China's favourite fables is brought to life through an intercultural arts experience for inquisitive young minds.

Follow the story of the Jade Emperor, ruler of heaven and earth, who has proclaimed a great race: the first twelve animals to cross the river will win their place on the Chinese Zodiac. Find out who wins, who misses out and which animal of the Chinese Zodiac you are.

Gabrielle Wang's picture book is transformed into a multifaceted theatre production incorporating animation, storytelling and an original Chinese score played on traditional Chinese instruments and performed live by the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble. Don't miss this wonderful introduction into Chinese culture.' Source: http://www.outoftheboxfestival.com.au (Sighted 18/05/2012).

Notes

  • Notes on illustrations:

    Only Sally Rippin is credited as illustrator on the cover of the book. In an interview with author Gabrielle Wang, however, Rippin notes the collaboration with Black Dog's designer, Regina Abos:

    I tried a few styles to begin with that didn’'t work, including collage. Eventually I asked Black Dog if I could bring their designer, Regine Abos, on board to collaborate with me from the start so I could combine my hand-done illustration techniques with her contemporary computerised ones. We decided that I would do the loose Chinese brushwork and she would drop in the texture and colour behind it with the computer. I’'m very happy with the result.

    Source: http://gabriellewang.com/sally-rippin-talks-about-illustrating-the-race-for-the-chinese-zodiac/#more-2020 (Sighted: 31/10/2017)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is set in China, with Chinese cultural references. It has also been translated into Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fitzroy, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Dog Books , 2010 .
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      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 1742031234 (hbk.), 9781742031231 (hbk.)
Alternative title: 十二生肖传说
Transliterated title: Shi er sheng xiao chuan shuo
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

The Race for the Chinese Zodiac by Gabrielle Wang Vicki Stanton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , December 2012;

— Review of The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2011 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 5-7)
[Review] Peeking Ducks [and] The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Kylie Fornasier , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 54 no. 2 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Peeking Ducks Krista Bell 2010 single work picture book ; The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
[Review] The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Tina Cavanough , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 25 no. 2 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
Fables for Our Time Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 June 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Can I Cuddle the Moon? Kerry Brown 2010 single work picture book ; Family Forest Kim Kane 2010 single work picture book ; The Miracle of the Little Wooden Duck Margaret Wild 2010 single work picture book ; The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
Fables for Our Time Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 June 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Can I Cuddle the Moon? Kerry Brown 2010 single work picture book ; Family Forest Kim Kane 2010 single work picture book ; The Miracle of the Little Wooden Duck Margaret Wild 2010 single work picture book ; The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
[Review] The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Tina Cavanough , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 25 no. 2 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
[Review] Peeking Ducks [and] The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Kylie Fornasier , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 54 no. 2 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Peeking Ducks Krista Bell 2010 single work picture book ; The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
The Race for the Chinese Zodiac by Gabrielle Wang Vicki Stanton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , December 2012;

— Review of The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Gabrielle Wang 2010 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2011 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 5-7)
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