ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA...
... lived a pirate who people still pray to, even today. Koxinga was an army leader who had followed in his father’s footsteps to become a pirate. Unlike his father, however, he used the money he stole to protect his country when the Manchu people from the north attacked China.
In The Pirate King, find out how brave Koxinga was in fighting the Manchus, how he became the king of an island, and why the Chinese and the Japanese see him as a hero—even a god.
The simple language and beautiful illustrations make this book a wonderful reader or bedtime story. It is suitable for all ages but children aged 6-12 years will especially enjoy reading this book.
About the Once Upon A Time In China… series
China has a long history, but its many stories are often too complex for children. In this series, Jillian Lin retells China’s best historical tales so they are easy and fun to read. Children will embark on a journey through time where they will get a glimpse inside the colorful lives of famous Chinese figures. Beautiful illustrations, gripping stories and fascinating facts make these books wonderful readers or bedtime stories for ages six and above. Each book contains the life story of a famous figure in Chinese history, a list of interesting facts, a quiz and a map.