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The Story about Ping

The Story about Ping

Book rating: 05 Paperback Reading Railroad Books

By (author) Marjorie Flack, Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

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  • Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 198mm x 4mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0448421658
  • ISBN 13: 9780448421650
  • Sales rank: 151

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Since 1933, The Story About Ping has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, Ping, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River. Ping's misadventures one night while exploring the world around his home form the basis of this timeless classic, which is brought to life by Kurt Wiese's warm and poignant illustrations.

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By kelly smith 11 Jun 2012 5

I am in my mid-40's and I have fond memories of my Grandmother reading me this story as a child.

I am a pre-school teacher now and recently re-discovered brave, naughty Ping and was so happy to re-read a story I loved so much again. I still loved his adventure! But I was worried about how my current audience of 3 and 4 yr olds would respond to it's, not PC and very traditional, story line.

They were enthralled! Ping is a story that stands the test of time. My kids request "that little duck story" frequently now and I just love reading it every time.

By Esther Allen 13 Mar 2011 5

Although this was written and illustrated in the 1930s and not at all modern, it has a simply charm that never ceases to draw my children in. Actually, the historical aspect to it adds to the enjoyment of this special book, which is set in China. Ping hides to avoid trouble, only to find himself in much greater trouble - in fact - he nearly becomes a duck dinner! Fortunately help arrives before it is too late and Ping learns to face up to troubles rather than running from them.