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    Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told with Tangrams (Dragonfly Books) (Paperback) By (author) Ann Tompert, Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

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    DescriptionIllus. in full color. "Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker's pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram insets will motivate children to try their own versions. Ingenious."-- "Bulletin, Center for Children's Books."


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    Title
    Grandfather Tang's Story
    Subtitle
    A Tale Told with Tangrams
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Tompert, Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 205 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 110 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780517885581
    ISBN 10: 0517885581
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: EY
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC E4L: TRD
    BIC subject category V2: YFJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 211
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012000, JUV013030
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ7.T598GR
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012030, JUV037000
    LC classification: PZ7.T598 GR 1997
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Crown Publications
    Publication date
    28 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    Borrowing a pair of fox fairies from Chinese folklore, Tompert tells a story about a series of magical changes, in each case including an appropriate tangram. (A tangram is a square divided into seven geometric figures that can be rearranged to represent any number of things.) At first, the foxes change themselves into a predator and a pursued animal, with subsequent changes preserving that relationship; ultimately, the predator drops his aggressive role and joins his friend as a goose, just in time to help him after he is wounded by hunters. A deftly fashioned framing story helps introduce the tangram concept, which is also explained in a note. Parker's gently suggestive illustrations echo both the cleverly arranged tangrams and the animals they represent. A nicely worked-out tribute to a bit of Chinese cultural heritage. (Kirkus Reviews)
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    "Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker's pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram insets will motivate children to try their own versions."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.