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Book Description from the Front Cover FlapAdventures of the Treasure Fleet is the amazing story of seven epic voyages and its lager-than-life commander, Admiral Zheng He. He led more than 300 gigantic, brightly-painted ships across the South China Sea, to the Indian Ocean and all the way to the distant coast of Africa. They were amazed by the palaces, temples and the ways of people in distant lands. They befriended kings, charted unknown oceans and were awestruck by Africa's exotic animals. At each port, China's best porcelains and silks were traded for pearls, precious stones, herbs and medicines. They brought treasures from dignitaries and faraway lands to pay tribute to China's powerful emperor.
Background on Ann Bowler and Lak-Khee Tay-AudouardAnn Bowler was born in the US and raised in Ojai, California. She has a BA in Sociology and training as a teacher at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is now a full-time writer and has traveled with her family to Indonesia many times. Ann lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. She has written seven books for children, including Gecko's Complaint (published by Periplus Editions).
Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard through her whimsical pencil drawing, hopes to delight and inspire children to discover and appreciate the richly diverse cultures of our world. Born and raised in Singapore, she now lives in France with her husband Denis and their two children Baobab and Anais. This is her third book after Singapore Children's favourite Stories and Monkey.
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