The Seven Chinese Sisters

Once there were seven Chinese sisters who lived together and took care of each other. Each one had a special talent. When baby Seventh Sister is snatched by a hungry dragon, her loving sisters race to save her. In this delightful update of a classic Chinese folk tale, each sister uses her talent in a surprising way to rescue baby Seventh Sister—and even Seventh Sister turns out to have an unexpected skill!

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807573105
  • January 2003

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  • Good old-fashioned storytelling distinguishes Tucker’s thoroughly engaging tale of courage, individual talent, and teamwork…Lin, of Dim Sun for Everyone! expertly captures the drama and humor of the story with delightful paintings that reveal lovely Chinese landscapes and a quirky, not-too-scary dragon. A wonderful readaloud.

    - Booklist, starred review

  • The saturated colors of their blue dresses, green trees, and the red scooter and dragon create sufficient tension for the story and keep pace with the liveliness of the action. There’s a playfulness in the text as well as when Fourth Sister talks to the dragon in dog language. An entertaining feminist twist not to be confused with the orignal.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Eye-pleasing patterns abound in Lin’s vibrant, atmospheric illustrations, as in the faint swirl motif that textures the blue sky and the diverse prints of each girl’s mandarin-collared robe.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • The tale’s humor is played up in both text (apparently dog language can pass for dragon) and illustrations (the dragon looks woefully skinny).

    - The Horn Book Guide


Common Core

RL.K-2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 4.00