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The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (Picture Puffins)

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Wrtitten by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson with painting by Caldecott winning illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon

A beautiful mandarin duck is captured and caged by a greedy lord who wants to show off the bird's magnificent plumage. But the wild creature pines for his mate. When Yasuko, the kitchen maid, releases the bird against her lord's command, she and the one-eyed servant, Shozo, are sentenced to death. The grateful bird intends to return their kindness, but can he outsmart the cruel lord?

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Illustration, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

Brilliant paintings illuminate this retelling of a popular Japanese folktale. Coveting a mandarin duck for his plumage, a greedy lord captures and cages him. The kitchen maid releases the bird and is sentenced to death. How the grateful drake returns the kindness, and outsmarts the capricious lord makes for a wondrous outcome. An ALA Notable Book.

About the Author

Katherine Paterson

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140557398
performance Narrated:
Dillon, Leo
Author:
Dillon, Diane
Illustrator:
Dillon, Leo
Author:
Paterson, Katherine
Author:
Dillon, Diane
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Ducks
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Folklore -- Japan.
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series:
Picture Puffins
Series Volume:
v. 21, issue 26
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
up to P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
4 3/4 in. +
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Brilliant paintings illuminate this retelling of a popular Japanese folktale. Coveting a mandarin duck for his plumage, a greedy lord captures and cages him. The kitchen maid releases the bird and is sentenced to death. How the grateful drake returns the kindness, and outsmarts the capricious lord makes for a wondrous outcome. An ALA Notable Book.

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