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Grandfather Tang's story / Ann Tompert ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.

By: Tompert, Ann.
Contributor(s): Parker, Robert Andrew [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1990Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 051757487X; 9780517574874; 0517572729 (lib. bdg.); 9780517572726 (lib. bdg.); 9780780779181 (PFNL); 0780779185 (PFNL).Subject(s): Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction | Foxes -- Juvenile fiction | Fairies -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Grandfather Tang's story.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.T598 | Gr 1990Summary: Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.
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Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-- Two competitive fox fairies go through rapid physical transformations until a hunter's arrow reminds them of their true friendship. This original tangram tale is framed by the loving relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter as they share the story under the shade of an old tree, and culminates in a tangram of an old man and a girl likewise resting. Tangrams, ancient Chinese puzzles in which a square is cut into seven traditional pieces (each called a tan), are arranged into patterns used to help tell the story. Parker's watercolor washes complement the text, adding energy and tension, as well as evoking oriental brushwork technique. However, the text is strong enough to stand on its own, and will be valued by storytellers and listeners alike. --Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ann Tompert is an award-winning children's book author who has written more than 20 books, including Harry's Hats , Just a Little Bit, and Little Fox Goes to the End of the World . Prior to beginning her writing career, she was a first-grade teacher for 20 years. Tompert lives in Port Huron, Michigan, with her husband.<br> <br> Robert A. Parker has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Pop Corn and Ma Goodness by Edna Mitchell Preston, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, and Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, which received six starred reviews and was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. Mr. Parker is a jazz musician. He lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.

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