Interesting Virtue Books of Beauty
The fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen said: "The fairy tale is Aladdins lamp of my wandering life.”
Xiaoling Dingdang is also a fairy tale writer, although not like Andersen, who led a life of vagrancy, her traveling from the northwest edge of China, Pamirs where she was born, to Gulangyu, the southeast seaside where she resides now, is as great as, if not more than, that of the Danish writer’s travel in his life. Like the veteran Hans Christian Andersen, Xiaoling Dingdang also has her own "Aladdins lamp”.
Xiaoling Dingdang‘s "Magic Lamp" is truly magical, virtually a virtue garden. When the children walk into the garden, they can learn all kinds of virtues. How? Just let the children sit obediently, and then the teacher solemnly teaches: Virtue 1, Virtue 2, and Virtue 3? no, not like this.
Aha, Xiaoling Dingdang‘s "Magic Lamp" also produces a lot of small fairies, elves, animals and plants, as well as the evil witch Xiongbaba, Laoshouzhua, Paopaoguai. Then the story begins.
What’s seemly plain, warm and moving: the protagonist is the jasmine fairy, with an overturned Alice nose and a pair of jug ears, a plain fairy who does humble things – he helps the morning glory restore self-confidence, helps the lost ant get home, help the peach tree fight the aphid. The forest dominator King Puling praises: "he is kind to all and does not begrudge his love, which is exactly the virtue we need!" The Goddess Meiduo awards him the first seed of jasmine fairy, which grows into countless flowers - the flower of virtue.
What’s making people laugh and wake up: At first cherry fairy who regards himself as an expert forces the hippos who want to participate in the "Beauty Contest” to pull the neck, go on a diet, and sew their big mouths as a sparrow beak, and these funny ideas tortured the hippopotamus. Then Tulip fairy comes, not calling herself an expert but humbly asking the hippopotamus for advice. After careful deliberations, they come up with the hippopotamus beautiful plan ... As a result, she became tulip fairy representing humility.
What’s making people terrified and then feel happy: Witch Xiongbaba conspires and the Yawn General usurped the sovereignty of the Dream Kingdom; from then on nightmares occupy fairies’ night. Nightmares make them terrified every night and King Puling has no choice but to close the trail of dreams, so fairies lose their dreams. Violet fairy fights hard to find, from the butterfly, the magic of "Sweet Dreams", but she does not hold it to herself but shares with others. She calls on the butterflies to establish a dream wholesale station, helping all fairies get this magic. Therefore, gorgeous and sweet dreams are back to them; Witch Xiong Baba once again fails in her conspiracy. Of course, "sharing" has become the symbol of the virtues of the violet fairy.
You can find 50 wonderful, witty, dazzling and fascinating stories like these in this series of magic fairies. Fifty fairies with their virtues come to the fore in the stories. However, not all of the fairies have virtues, some fairies have weaknesses and shortcomings, and there are even some bad and ugly fairies; It is in the contrast with the bad ones, especially the forces of evil-witch Xiongbaba, that the fifty fairies show their glory of virtues.
A Magic Fairies series demonstrating 50 kinds of virtues can be called “the book of virtues". However, there is no tedious moralizing or banal and unbearable moral admonition. In fact, those moral preaches are either useless, or is distorted for the children. We are happy to see that “the book of virtues" can be so interesting, so enlightened and vivid, and so strangely wonderful. Xiaoling Dingdang‘s in her fantasic stories, shows how fairies gain the virtues and at the same time she quietly sows the seeds of those virtues in the hearts of the children. No wonder she is known to be the magician who helps children grow up.
Xiaoling Dingdang’s Beautiful Mind series, the Magic Faires, not only offers its young readers virtues, but also with poetic words the caring, curiosity and imagination they need, all valuable beauty worth cherishing. Nearly a century ago, Mr. Cai Yuanpei said: "I advocate immediate education of aesthetics, so to make both our lives and minds beautiful.” If you read the Xiaoling Dingdang‘s books with care, then you can feel between the lines the virtues and beauty of our minds. So we can also call them virtue books.(auther:Zhang Qiulin, President and Editor–in-Chief, 21st Century Publishing House)
A Magic Fairies (10 Volumes)
By Xiaoling Dingdang
Published by 21st Century Publishing House
Price: RMB 150.00