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The mending of the sky and other Chinese myths =

Li, Xiao Ming.

The mending of the sky and other Chinese myths =

Chung-kuo shen hua

by Li, Xiao Ming.

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Published by Oyster River Press in Durham, NH .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Other titlesChung-kuo shen hua.
Statementretold by Li Xiao Ming ; illustrations from Wu Shan Ming.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 90/05797 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination53 p. :
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2001272M
ISBN 100961748133
LC Control Number90888349

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The Mending of the Sky and Other Chinese Myths (Retold by Xiao Ming Li) (1st Edition) by Xiao Ming Li (Retold By), Shan Ming Wu Paperback, 53 Pages, Published ISBN / ISBN / Beautifully illustrated with calligraphy & halftones from watercolors by Shan Ming Edition: 1st Edition. Get this from a library.

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