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Zhang, Song Nan 1942-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 110 publications in 6 languages and 5,024 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Biography  History  Legends  Fiction  Art  Diaries  Poetry  Animated films 
Subject Headings: Painters 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Song Nan Zhang
The ballad of Mulan by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A folktale based on a poem from the Sung Dynasty in which a young girl disguises herself as a man and leads the army of China to victory over the enemy
A time of golden dragons by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every 3,000 years, the Western Millennium and the Chinese Year of the Golden Dragon converge. In celebration, artist Song Nan Zhang and author Hao Yu Zhang have created a fascinating and beautiful compendium of dragon folklore, myths, and facts. Illustrations
The man who made parks : the story of parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted by Frieda Wishinsky( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a landscape architect who helped turn a wasteland into Central Park and designed some of the most important public places in North America
Awakening the dragon by Arlene Chan( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient times, the Chinese saw the dragon as both a protector and a threat, able to bring on rain or cause droughts. To honor this powerful creature, people created long narrow boats that they raced in an annual rainmaking festival. From the wearing of fragrant pouches, to the consumption of rice dumplings, to thrilling boat races, the dragon boat festival of today is a celebration of Chinese traditions all over the world. Arlene Chan, a respected librarian and an experienced dragon boat racer, explores the origins of the festival, it's customs, and the races themselves. Beautifully detailed illustrations by Song Nan Zhang let you experience the beauty and energy of this ancient festival
Lady White Snake : a tale from Chinese opera = [Bai She Chuan] by Aaron Shepard( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the old Chinese tale of the snake who became a woman in order to find human love
The legend of the panda by Linda Granfield( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient tale of how the panda first got its black-and-white coat
The children of China : an artist's journey by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the way of life of children in the various ethnic groups in China and depicts their traditional clothing, as the author saw them while traveling through China in search of members of minority groups
Five heavenly emperors : Chinese myths of creation by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Chinese pottery, sculpture and painting, artist Song Nan Zhang created this book to introduce Western children to Chinese mythology, adding his own modern sensitivity. In these12 myths from ancient China we see how people learned to build houses, manage fire and plant crops after Pangu separated the sky from the earth and the Northern Emperor separated man from gods. An array of other deities, as busy and colorful as those in Greek and Roman myths, also show us how they created men out of clay, mended the broken sky after the flood, and shot down suns so that life on earth would not die
Cowboy on the steppes by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extraordinary paintings complement the unforgettable story about the challenges one teenager faced when he was forced to leave his home and family during China's Cultural Revolution" Cf. Our choice, 1998-1999
The great voyages of Zheng He by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Vietnamese and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Imperial Admiral Zhong He, who during the early Ming dynasty explored the Pacific and Indian Oceans
Emma's story by Deborah Hodge( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma originally from China settles into her new life with her adopted family. Saddened by the fact that she looks different, her grandmother shows her that it's not how we look that is important but how we love each other as a family. Grades 2-4 and older readers. c2003
From far and wide : a Canadian citizenship scrapbook by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinese girl, Xiao Ling Li, records how she became a Canadian citizen, along with her parents, on National Flag Day, February 15th, in a ceremony presided over by the citizenship officer and Dr. Robert Williamson
The day I became a Canadian : a citizenship scrapbook by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao Ling Li keeps a scrapbook to record the day she became a Canadian citizen. Includes information about Canadian citizenship
The ballad of Mulan by Song Nan Zhang( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A folktale based on a poem from the Northern Wei dynasty in which a young girl disguises herself as a man and leads the army of China to victory over the enemy
Lady White Snake : a tale from Chinese opera = Bai she zhuan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What fate awaits a thousand year old white snake that travels from its sacred mountain to the human world, only to fall in love with a mortal? In a spectacular battle, Lady White Snake musters all her powers to remain with her husband. Although our heroine prevails in the end, time is sadly not on her side
A little tiger in the Chinese night : an autobiography in art by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Danish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhang uses his life, from his childhood in Shanghai to his career as an artist in Montreal, to illustrate the history of Communist rule in China
The dragon boat festival by Arlene Chan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, it's origins and how it is celebrated today
Zheng He xia Xi yang = The great voyages of Zheng He by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi yi ji by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhong guo xian dai mei xue wen xue zong heng tan by Song Nan Zhang( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A time of golden dragons
Alternative Names
Chang, Sung-nan 1942-

Song, Nan Zhang 1942-

Zhang, Song Nan

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A time of golden dragonsThe man who made parks : the story of parkbuilder Frederick Law OlmstedAwakening the dragonLady White Snake : a tale from Chinese opera = [Bai She Chuan]The legend of the pandaThe children of China : an artist's journeyFive heavenly emperors : Chinese myths of creationCowboy on the steppes