The Chinese Zodiac

A seriously silly guide

The Chinese Zodiac
Format: Hardback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781911622543
Publisher: Portico
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From highly-acclaimed illustrator, graphic designer and author, Anita Mangan, comes The Chinese Zodiac, an ideal gift book for fans of astrology and lunar cycles.

In this time of self-awareness and self-interest, The Chinese Zodiac takes an alternative and hilarious look at all 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, mixing together animal and human facts and drawing on themes such as personality, love, health and lifestyle, school/work to create a fresh and entertaining look at ourselves accompanied by quirky and colourful illustrations in this full-colour gift book.

The Chinese zodiac follows the moon (rather than constellations, as in the Greco-Roman zodiac system). It is divided into a 12-year cycle, with a different animal representing each year. The philosophy is deeply rooted in Chinese culture, and the zodiac, combined with the principles of yin and yang and the five elements, asserts a remarkable influence over people’s decisions and beliefs.

The signs include:

The author

Anita Mangan is a celebrated graphic designer and illustrator who has designed over 60 books including for Leon Restaurants, Gizzi Erskine and Fearne Cotton. She illustrated the best-selling Be a Unicorn series and in September 2017, she published her first book Bingo: an illustrated guide to Bingo Lingo to critical acclaim. She recently collaborated with her brother, Stephen Mangan, by illustrating their first children’s book Escape The Rooms. She has launched her own quirky and unique range of colourful products under the name The Hoppity Flea.

Sarah Ford has worked in publishing for over 20 years. She has written 10 books on all manner of inane subjects. Her love of cats and cocktails, and knowledge of 80s pop music, knows no bounds.

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Format: Hardback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781911622543
Illustrations: Over 150 illustrations
Size: 5.315 in x 7.283 in / 135 mm x 185 mm

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