Folklore

Lucky numbers are a zero-sum game

Lucky numbers are a zero-sum game

Beijing's Municipal Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision has decreed, says Xinhua, that "the numbers of multi-storey buildings, units and door plates should be coded and registered in numerical order and no skipping or selective use of numbers should be al

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012, 7:27am

A fearless Snow White

Each week Young Post takes a look at modern movie heroes and finds out what makes them tick. This week it's Snow White. Kristen Stewart's girl-power princess role in Snow White and the Huntsman is a lot different to the much-loved Disney cartoon version

Three in a row

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein Harper Audio (audiobook)

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Korean divide, both personal and national

Your story follows two Korean-American sisters, one ever dutiful, the other a sensitive maverick, as they take different paths in America. Is this an allegory of the North and South Korean divide?

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nasty faeries and a missing girl make for a clever mystery

The 13 Treasures By Michelle Harrison Published by Simon & Schuster ISBN 978 1 84738 449 2

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Tang Wei recalls Christmas memories and gets as giddy as a little girl at tree-lighting ceremony

Mainland actress Tang Wei's inner little girl shined through as she and Santa Claus lighted the Christmas tree at Festival Walk on Tuesday.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Ever picked out a sweater for your little boy at a clothing store only to be told by an eager shop assistant: 'Those are for girls'? Or been disconcerted by the strict segregation of toys for girls and boys at chain stores? If so, this might be the book for you.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

That's superstitious!

Listen to some people talking about superstitions, and then answer the questions.

1 Why did millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt place the legs of every bed in which he slept in dishes of salt?

a to help him sleep better

b to protect him from harm while he slept

c to stop him snoring

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A boy's surprising journey of self-discovery with twists

Noah Barleywater Runs Away John Boyne Published by David Fickling Books ISBN 97838561895

Noah Barleywater is an eight-year-old boy who runs away from home. Some things there just frighten him.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The Three Sisters

Tyawan the magician had walked down the steep path from the top of the cliff to the bottom thousands of times, but he always trod cautiously when he came to the narrow ledge near the mouth of the Bunyip's cave.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Hong Kong, Santa always writes back

Around the world children will be sitting down to write a letter to Santa Claus, and in most cases they won't get a reply. Not so in Hong Kong.

Hongkong Post has its own team ready to help Father Christmas pen a response to every one of the thousands of letters it receives addressed to the bearded one at this time of year.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Girl who's in love with a werewolf

Shiver Maggie Stiefvater Published by Scholastic ISBN 9781407115009

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Secrets and mysterious eyes mean danger and romance

Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater Published by Scholastic ISBN 9781407115009

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

John says ...

Jennifer has come up with a great way of updating a classic fairytale for our harsher modern world.

In her very funny story, neither Sleeping Beauty nor her rescuer are really interested in romance and true love - they're both after a profitable marriage and a pot of cash.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Cloudy Fairy Tales

Paintings (including How Can I Finish You in One Bite, right) by Joey Leung Ka-yin in which text and images are juxtaposed to create a sense of narration. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Jun 12

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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