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Publisher Comments:

Little Eagle tells the story of a young boy who is orphaned and taken in by a kind old man. The story centers on the boy's discovery of his guardian's gift as a master of Eagle boxing, a specialized form of Kung Fu. Combining classical Chinese elegance with elements of Japanese anime, Chen's bold and energetic illustrations bring the dramatic physicality of Eagle boxing to life. Children will root for Little Eagle as he learns his new discipline and faces many challenges on his way to becoming a Kung Fu mater himself. A perfect choice for children taking a martail arts class or simply looking for a good story.

Review:

"Chen (The Magic Horse of Han Gan) is as much a master of the brush as his heroes are of martial arts, and the skillful balance of the artist's Chinese ink-and-gouache compositions parallels the equipoise of the young hero in training. Adopted as a baby by the reclusive Master Yang, Little Eagle one night discovers that the old man practices Eagle boxing (a type of Kung Fu). After Master Yang realizes the boy has been spying on him, he reluctantly agrees to train him in both body and spirit: 'To sharpen his eyes, he made himself count the stones on the hill, the grains of rice on his mat.... To train his ears, he listened to the minute vibrations of a suspended coin.' Chen's story presses on toward a classic martial arts conclusion, in which Little Eagle fights the general responsible for his parents' death, but loses his master ('The secrets of Eagle boxing have lived in me. It is now in you that they will live'). It's through Chen's use of color that the story's emotional weight is revealed, from lime-yellow washes amplifying Little Eagle's nighttime discovery to windswept blue summer skies underscoring the tranquility he seeks. Those attracted to the discipline and mystery of Asian fighting arts will find satisfaction here, and so will those who admire attention to detail. Chen does not set out to explain or update traditional Chinese culture; he aims solely to pay homage to it, and does so with remarkable force. Ages 4-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A magnificant, spiritual Kung Fu picture book.

About the Author

Chen has been creating beautiful, entertaining, and deeply moving picture books over the past twelve years. To depict the old culture of ancient China, he has relied upon myth and legend in many of his books. Chen has been creating beautiful, entertaining, and deeply moving picture books over the past twelve years. To depict the old culture of ancient China, he has relied upon myth and legend in many of his books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592700714
Author:
Hong, Chen Jiang
Publisher:
Enchanted Lion Books
Author:
Chen, Jiang Hong
Author:
Jiang Hong, Chen
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Martial Arts
Subject:
Apprentices
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Martial Arts
Subject:
Martial arts
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 11 in 20 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Enchanted Lion Books - English 9781592700714 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Chen (The Magic Horse of Han Gan) is as much a master of the brush as his heroes are of martial arts, and the skillful balance of the artist's Chinese ink-and-gouache compositions parallels the equipoise of the young hero in training. Adopted as a baby by the reclusive Master Yang, Little Eagle one night discovers that the old man practices Eagle boxing (a type of Kung Fu). After Master Yang realizes the boy has been spying on him, he reluctantly agrees to train him in both body and spirit: 'To sharpen his eyes, he made himself count the stones on the hill, the grains of rice on his mat.... To train his ears, he listened to the minute vibrations of a suspended coin.' Chen's story presses on toward a classic martial arts conclusion, in which Little Eagle fights the general responsible for his parents' death, but loses his master ('The secrets of Eagle boxing have lived in me. It is now in you that they will live'). It's through Chen's use of color that the story's emotional weight is revealed, from lime-yellow washes amplifying Little Eagle's nighttime discovery to windswept blue summer skies underscoring the tranquility he seeks. Those attracted to the discipline and mystery of Asian fighting arts will find satisfaction here, and so will those who admire attention to detail. Chen does not set out to explain or update traditional Chinese culture; he aims solely to pay homage to it, and does so with remarkable force. Ages 4-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A magnificant, spiritual Kung Fu picture book.
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