Mixing Chinese culture and classic storytelling, Sarah Brennan’s Chinese Calendar Tales is a collection of fun and mystical bedtime reads.
Brennan has completed four books thus far: The Tale of Chester Choi, The Tale of Run Run Rat, The Tale of Oswald Ox, and The Tale of Temujin. Each rhyming story follows the adventures of an animal from the Chinese Zodiac, covering plotlines spanning both the history and breadth of China. Aimed at kids in the primary school age group, Brennan’s books use the animal’s personality traits to create a fantastical view of Chinese culture.
Based in Hong Kong, Brennan had the idea for her children’s books when she discovered there were no children’s stories written in English about Chinese culture or characters. Brennan is committed to finishing the series, so keep an eye out for more Zodiac tales to come.