Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin Illustrated by Justin Roth

“The Year of the Ox brings the richness of Chinese heritage to children of all ages." - KTVU, Channel 2, San Francisco, CA

The amusing tales of your favorite animals

continue in The Year of the Tiger! Teddy is the

prince of the jungle. But despite his parents’

warnings, he befriends the girl, Su. When their

worlds collide, can he prove the forest is big

enough for both man and beast?

Teddy’s hunt to discover his true nature will

delight kids of all ages. Fifth in the annual

Tales of the Chinese Zodiac series, The Year of

the Tiger shows all the charming characters of

the lunar calendar and the value of a youngster’s

amazing leap of faith.

Tiger Ox Rabbit


For nearly 5,000 years, the Chinese culture has organized time in cycles of twelve years. This Eastern calendar is based upon the movement of the moon (as compared to the Western which follows the sun) and is symbolized by the zodiac circle. An animal that has unique qualities represents each year. Therefore, if you are born in a particular year,


PIg then you share the personality of that animal. Now people worldwide celebrate this two-week long festival in the early spring and enjoy the start of another Chinese New Year.







To Uncle Hank whose smile, pawshake, and wit established many a friendship. — O.C. To Alexandra, the utmost authority on all things cute. Without your support and incredible patience, this would not have been possible. I love you. And to my parents whose love, encouragement, and life-long sacrifices have allowed me to follow my dreams. Thank you so very much. You are the best! — J.R.

Immedium, Inc. P.O. Box 31846 San Francisco, CA 94131 www.immedium.com Text Copyright ©2010 Oliver Chin Illustrations Copyright ©2010 Justin Roth All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. For information about special discounts for bulk purchases, please contact Immedium Special Sales at sales@immedium.com. First hardcover edition published 2010. Edited by Don Menn Book design by Elaine Chu Calligraphy by Lucy Chu Printed in Singapore 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Chin, Oliver Clyde, 1969The year of the tiger : tales from the Chinese zodiac / by Oliver Chin ; illustrated by Justin Roth. -- 1st hardcover ed. p. cm. Summary: The adventures and misadventures of Teddy the tiger cub as he learns that “good manners make good neighbors.” Lists the birth years and characteristics of individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. ISBN-10: 1-59702-020-6 (hardcover) [1. Tiger--Fiction. 2. Animals--Infancy--Fiction. 3. Astrology, Chinese--Fiction] I. Roth, Justin, , ill. II. Title. PZ7.C44235Yer 2010 [E]--dc22 2009012497 ISBN: 1-59702-020-6 ISBN 13: 978-159702-020-6

Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin Illustrated by Justin Roth

Immedium, Inc. San Francisco

In the mighty jungle, the tigers slept each night. But tonight excitement filled the air. A small cry rang out. Then catcalls joined it in a great celebration. The King and Queen just had a baby!

As the morning sunshine warmed the royal den, the cub yawned loudly,


The Queen whispered, “Hush, my darling.” Cuddling his newborn, the King chuckled, “Theodore, you are a feisty chap.”

Soon this fur ball roamed the forest like it was his own backyard. His parents marveled at his curiosity. Teddy meowed,

“I’m becoming a big cat!”
The Queen laughed, “Someday you’ll be king of the jungle.”

Later she advised, “Son, a wise ruler starts out as a careful prince.” The King added, “We’ve heard of dangerous animals called ‘humans.’ Their houses and roads invade our land, so stay away from them.”

1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

People born in the Year of the Tiger are bold and proud. These warm souls are courageous and charismatic. But sometimes they reveal different stripes when they are rash and unpredictable. Though they may seem secretive and catty, tigers prove to be the fiercest of friends.

$15.95 USA

Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Baltazar and the Flying Pirates, Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy’s Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. His family lives in San Francisco, California.

Justin Roth is a professional animator who illustrated Baltazar and the Flying Pirates. He has animated TV series for Nickelodeon, the Disney Channel, PBS, and 4Kids Entertainment. He lives in New York, New York.

“Here is a book that is geared toward kids, but embraces the adventurer in all of us... Perfect bed time story reading material.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“...if I’ve learned anything about favorite picture books, it will be requested so much even the kids will have it memorized almost word for word in no time.” - Model Railroad News

“...the illustrations fit perfectly with this story’s characters and draw readers into this amazingly animated world.” - Shirley Ly, Los Angeles Public Library


Printed in Singapore

“Olivia the Pig has got nothing on Olivia the Ox: As you’re looking for an inexpensive one-size-fits-all baby gift for all those friends of yours having kids this year, consider The Year of the Ox…the fourth book in the wonderful Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series." - Cool Mom Picks

“Author Oliver Chin’s latest Chinese Zodiac book for kids takes off...the adorable tale of Olivia, a small calf with big pretensions, is being read in classrooms, libraries and at Lunar New Year celebrations around the Bay." - Contra Costa Times

“I’m happy to see fresh illustrative style be mixed with an important, timeless message. Immedium has, once again, put out a book that is both great to look at and important to share." - Tokyo Bunnie
US $15.95


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