A traditional tale from China, which explores the ancient rituals of Chinese New Year, and explains how it's come to be one of the most celebrated moments of the Chinese calendar. Full of drama and suspense, you can't help but be enthralled by this story of man over beast. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture. Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions.