Grandfather Tang's Story
9%
off

Grandfather Tang's Story : A Tale Told with Tangrams

4.23 (893 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Illustrated by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Illus. 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."show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 5.08mm | 110g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Crown Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0517885581
  • 9780517885581
  • 40,020

Flap copy

"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.show more

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)show more

Rating details

893 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 49% (435)
4 30% (264)
3 18% (163)
2 3% (27)
1 0% (4)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X