The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks PDF È of the Kindle

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks PDF È of the Kindle

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (Picture Puffins) ➿ The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (Picture Puffins) Free ➶ Author Katherine Paterson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 sen Brilliant paintings illuminate of the Kindle ´ this retelling of a popular Japanese folktale Coveting The Tale PDF \ a mandarin duck for his plumage a greedy lord captures and cages Tale of the PDF ✓ 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

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10 thoughts on “The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (Picture Puffins)

  1. Julie Julie says:

    If my parents had ever paid an artist to draw a caricature of me as a child they didn't I'm sure the end result would have been a portrait of a little girl with brown hair reading a giant book that was bigger than she was while little red cartoon hearts sprang from her eyesI have loved LOVE always Stories of love a romance unfolding and any story involving a mystery or a beloved pet tooBut when I was a kid the love stories were always crap It was either fairy tales where the girl was dim witted or poor or both who needed a man to solve all of her problems or a Disney story of a dim witted poor but beautiful young woman with a murderous stepmother and a man who was needed to kill that awful woman and then enjoy monogamy with his new bride while the pheromones lastedHow could the average girl relate?It seems like I didn't discover any real explorations of adult love written for children until the 1990s and even still they are scarce I credit Paul Goble a British writer for penning a fewBut yesterday we found a new one by Newberry Medal winner Katherine PatersonAnd it is so lovely So very lovely It's not only a love story between a man and a woman it's a story of romance being provoked when a woman reveals her true character when she risks her life to prevent animal crueltyNo wicked stepmother or covert misogyny or unrealistic endings here Just a delectable love story between two flawed people and one necessary tissue at the endCue the cartoon hearts again


  2. Abigail Abigail says:

    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 arriveThis 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


  3. Shiloah Shiloah says:

    Well told Japanese fairy tale story about having compassion mercy and the blessings that can follow


  4. Judy Judy says:

    A Newbery author and a Caldecott illustrator Definitely a winning combination I wish there had been an author's note


  5. M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews says:

    I read this book when I was a kid and omg the feels I really need to re read this book so I can appreciate it again as an adult


  6. Set Set says:

    This is such an a beautifully illustrated tale of two ducks in love and a samurai and the girl that he falls in love with I'm in shock and awe at the classical paintings and the delivery of the story


  7. Mr. Cody Mr. Cody says:

    My students loved it


  8. Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob) Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob) says:

    I enjoyed the illustrations and the fable but felt the need to knock a star off because of the author not being of the culture she's writing about Made to look and read like an old Japanese folktale but without any information crediting source materials It is an excellent fable though and the 18th century Japanese woodcut style is pretty cool looking Just wonder if anyone from Japan would see it that way or if this would be offensive in some way


  9. Deyanne Deyanne says:

    The charm of this book was twofold for me The story is simple and heartwarming and the art truly lovely but the biggest bonus was the reaction of my seven year old granddaughter She chose this book one night to read prior to bedtime at grandma's house Since she is very drawn to animals I wasn't surprised because this book is about Mandarin ducks However her emotions were drawn into the book immediately as the beautiful drake duck is captured by an evil ruler She was genuinely concerned about the duck's welfare and she kept asking to see the pictures which she loved We wouldn't have read this book if it had ended sad because I would never have been able to get her to sleep Sleep she did but the interesting thing is that the next morning she immediately wanted to look at it again and then before going home asked ever so politely if she might be able to take the book home Victory


  10. Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald says:

    Striking job by the Dillons


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10 thoughts on “The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (Picture Puffins)

  1. Julie Julie says:

    If my parents had ever paid an artist to draw a caricature of me as a child they didn't I'm sure the end result would have been a portrait of a little girl with brown hair reading a giant book that was bigger than she was while little red cartoon hearts sprang from her eyesI have loved LOVE always Stories of love a romance unfolding and any story involving a mystery or a beloved pet tooBut when I was a kid the love stories were always crap It was either fairy tales where the girl was dim witted or poor or both who needed a man to solve all of her problems or a Disney story of a dim witted poor but beautiful young woman with a murderous stepmother and a man who was needed to kill that awful woman and then enjoy monogamy with his new bride while the pheromones lastedHow could the average girl relate?It seems like I didn't discover any real explorations of adult love written for children until the 1990s and even still they are scarce I credit Paul Goble a British writer for penning a fewBut yesterday we found a new one by Newberry Medal winner Katherine PatersonAnd it is so lovely So very lovely It's not only a love story between a man and a woman it's a story of romance being provoked when a woman reveals her true character when she risks her life to prevent animal crueltyNo wicked stepmother or covert misogyny or unrealistic endings here Just a delectable love story between two flawed people and one necessary tissue at the endCue the cartoon hearts again

  2. Abigail Abigail says:

    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 arriveThis 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

  3. Shiloah Shiloah says:

    Well told Japanese fairy tale story about having compassion mercy and the blessings that can follow

  4. Judy Judy says:

    A Newbery author and a Caldecott illustrator Definitely a winning combination I wish there had been an author's note

  5. M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews says:

    I read this book when I was a kid and omg the feels I really need to re read this book so I can appreciate it again as an adult

  6. Set Set says:

    This is such an a beautifully illustrated tale of two ducks in love and a samurai and the girl that he falls in love with I'm in shock and awe at the classical paintings and the delivery of the story

  7. Mr. Cody Mr. Cody says:

    My students loved it

  8. Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob) Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob) says:

    I enjoyed the illustrations and the fable but felt the need to knock a star off because of the author not being of the culture she's writing about Made to look and read like an old Japanese folktale but without any information crediting source materials It is an excellent fable though and the 18th century Japanese woodcut style is pretty cool looking Just wonder if anyone from Japan would see it that way or if this would be offensive in some way

  9. Deyanne Deyanne says:

    The charm of this book was twofold for me The story is simple and heartwarming and the art truly lovely but the biggest bonus was the reaction of my seven year old granddaughter She chose this book one night to read prior to bedtime at grandma's house Since she is very drawn to animals I wasn't surprised because this book is about Mandarin ducks However her emotions were drawn into the book immediately as the beautiful drake duck is captured by an evil ruler She was genuinely concerned about the duck's welfare and she kept asking to see the pictures which she loved We wouldn't have read this book if it had ended sad because I would never have been able to get her to sleep Sleep she did but the interesting thing is that the next morning she immediately wanted to look at it again and then before going home asked ever so politely if she might be able to take the book home Victory

  10. Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald says:

    Striking job by the Dillons

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