The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
BY KATHERINE PATERSON (author) DIANE AND LEO DILLON (illustrators)
Written by Newberry Medalist Katherine Paterson with illustrations by Caldecott winning illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon.
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Illustration, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year.
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?
For children ages 2-5 years | 0-Kindergarten | 40 pages
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