The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

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The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

Wrtitten by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson with painting by Caldecott winning illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon

A beautiful mandarin duck is captured and caged by a greedy lord who wants to show off the bird’s magnificent plumage. But the wild creature pines for his mate. When Yasuko, the kitchen maid, releases the bird against her lord’s command, she and the one-eyed servant, Shozo, are sentenced to death. The grateful bird intends to return their kindness, but can he outsmart the cruel lord?

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Illustration, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. 

  • Age Level = 4 and up
  • Book Author = Katherine Paterson
  • Book Material = Paperback
  • Book Publisher = Puffin
  • Book Series = Picture Puffin
  • Grade Level = Primary

Item Number: 26-18

Item ID: 22350

Category: Tale Mandarin Ducks