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The Tale of The Mandarin Ducks

The Tale of The Mandarin Ducks

Scritto da Katherine Paterson

Narrato da B. D. Wong


The Tale of The Mandarin Ducks

Scritto da Katherine Paterson

Narrato da B. D. Wong

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (3 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
15 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 1998
ISBN:
9780545749602
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

A compassionate couple risks their lives to reunite a pair of Mandarin ducks and are rewarded in the end - but by whom?
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 1998
ISBN:
9780545749602
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Katherine Paterson is one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors. Among her many awards are two Newberys and two National Book Awards, and she was recently named a "Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. She has been published in more than 22 languages in a variety of formats, from picture books to historical novels.

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  • (4/5)
    When a cruel and greedy lord imprisons a colorful drake, intent on displaying his gorgeous plumage to the neighbors, he cares nothing for the fact that he has separated a devoted pair of mandarin ducks, and that his captive is slowly losing his will to live. It falls to Yasuko the kitchen maid to do what is right, and return the drake to his mate, thereby bringing down the wrath of her master, not just upon her own head, but also upon that of Shozo, the lord's one-eyed samurai. All seems lost when the pair are sentenced to death, until two most unexpected messengers arrive...This engaging Japanese folktale, retold by two-time Newbery Laureate Katherine Paterson, and illustrated by two-time Caldecott Laureates Leo and Diane Dillon, is one that will appeal to folklore lovers of all kinds. The classic themes of cruelty, compassion, and the human relationship to the natural world, are ably explored in the narrative; while the watercolor and pastel artwork - inspired by traditional Japanese ukiyo-e prints and paintings - is simply breathtaking. I thank my friend Chandra for pointing this one out to me - it really is a gem!
  • (4/5)
    The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks is a feel good book about maid and a King's soldier that take the time to think about others. The King, seeing a beautiful duck, takes it as its own. The duck, heartbroken to be away from his expecting mate, becomes sad and losses his appeal. The maid decides to save the duck, and sets it free. The king, blaming it on he soldier, de-ranks him to a serving boy. The soldier and the maid become close. When they need help, the Mandarin Ducks help them out. I would recommend this book to 2nd-6th grade students.