Jingwei Tries to Fill Up the Sea by Wang Yaxi. Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Readers - Starter Level - 150 vocabulary words. You may have seen a bird holding branches in its beak in order to build its nest, but have you ever seen a bird picking up pebbles to throw into a vast expanse of water? There was indeed such a bird in ancient China. As the tale goes, the bird named Jingwei would fly every day from Mount Fajiu in the west to the East China Sea, trying its best to fill up the Sea with little stones. If you want to know why, this Chinese fairy tale will satisfy your curiosity. English version and activities at the back.
Paperback, 46 pages. Published in 2016.
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