Little Sima and the Giant Bowl

[A Chinese Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Little Sima’s village in China was suffering from a 100 years without rain. Then a wizard gave the Sima family a giant porcelain bowl. He said this gang would turn their luck around. Sure enough, rain started to fall. But one day, Little Sima’s friend fell into the gang. Can Little Sima save his friend from drowning without stopping the rain?

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
Reading Counts! Points 2.0
Text Type Folktale/Legend
Dewey 398.20951
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 122244
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Zhi Qu

Zhi Qu was born in Beijing, China and raised by her grandparents in their old, Beijing-style quadrangle. When she was a child, she heard many stories from her grandmother. Zhi attended Beijing Normal University where she studied English literature. She received her master’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota, where she also studied Linguistics. She currently lives with her husband in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, and works as an ESL teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools. Their daughter is studying at Harvard University.

Illustrator: Lin Wang

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On My Own Folklore

Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View available downloads →