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Zhang Heng and the Incredible Earthquake Detector

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By Randel McGee

When thousands of people die in China's earthquakes, Emperor Shun Di does not know what to do as it takes days for a city to communicate the news to the Emperor. He assigns his wisest advisor, Zhang Heng, to create a device that will tell the Emperor and his court where an earthquake took place. Can Zhang Heng accomplish this impossible task? 

Award-winning puppeteer Randel McGee has studied the ancient art of shadow puppetry and performed all around the world to brings his artistic prowess to the dying art of Chinese shadow puppetry. This beautiful picture book preserves both a remarkable true story and an incredible art form for generations to come. 

Randel McGee is an internationally recognized storyteller, children’s performing artist, and author.

Familius Publishing, hardcover, 9.38 x 11.38 inches, 32 pages.