The Legend of Haibao 1: The Myth of the Crystal Palace
Creation: Shanghai City Animation
Production: Jing Ding Cartoon
Order No. 1067
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2010
Size: 6.75 x 9.5
20% off: $11.96
In the future world, all machines in the city stop running and that causes an unimaginable disaster to human beings. This disaster cannot be recovered without collecting four mysterious keys within 24 hours, which respectively represent the concept of understanding, communication, pleasant reunion and cooperation. Haibao thus gets Goodie, who is the World Expo Know-all, and his doggy Flash to start a searching journey full of tension, pleasure and suspense. There are four volumes in THE LEGEND OF HAIBAO SERIES, with color illustrations throughout.
In Volume 1, Haibao, Goodie and Doggy Flash travel through time and space to look for "the key of understanding." There are fascinating World Expo stories about the Chinese Rongji silk, the Crystal Palace, the secret lotus and the mysterious Sphinx.
In Volume 2, Haibao, Goodie and Doggy Flash travel through time and space to look for "the key of communication." They meet the Chinese girl Xiao Qin who joins them in their search. There are fascinating World Expo stories about the cone of ice cream, the hot dog, the cloned residence of the Chinese prince, the bouquet wine that was awarded gold prize, and the secret of Marco Polo.
In Volume 3, Haibao, Goodie and Doggy Flash travel through time and space to look for "the key of pleasant reunion." There are fascinating World Expo stories about the sad advent of the Olympic Games, the Yellow Rail of Hungary, the crown with a slanted cross. You will also learn how the Chinese made it possible for Waltz to be performed in concert hall in Vienna.
In Volume 4, Haibao, Goodie and Doggy Flash travel through time and space to look for "the key of cooperation." There are fascinating World Expo stories about a mysterious Chinese man on a map, the Ferris Wheel vs. the Eiffel Tower, flying to the outer space, the sun tower and moon stone, and the first spaceman.
Haibao, which means “treasure of the sea” in Chinese, is the mascot of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. It is created based on the Chinese character Ren, meaning people, which shows the characteristics of Chinese culture and echoes the design concept of the Expo emblem. Its marine blue body symbolizes life and vitality and echoes its easy-to-understand name, which represents the profound Chinese culture and good fortune. Haibao's smile shows the energy, optimism and good manners of the Chinese people. While its posture of holding its head high and throwing its chest out reveals the Chinese confidence and enthusiasm, its big thumbing-up is sending sincere invitation to friends from all over the world.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 December, 2009.