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The Race for the Chinese Zodiac

2014 is the year of the horse in the Chinese Zodiac. But do you know how the horse came to be there in the first place? 

The Race for the Chinese Zodiac is an enchanting book written by Gabrielle Wang and illustrated by Sally Rippin. It tells the tale of the Chinese New Year's Zodiac and how it came to be when the Jade Emperor of China held a great race between the animals. Thirteen animals competed for twelve places on the Zodiac. But who came first? And who missed out? And did you know that the Rat and the Cat were once great friends? 

Take a journey back in time with storyteller Valanga Khoza as he reads us this wonderful story about an ancient Chinese tradition.


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