Grandfather Tang's Story

Grandfather Tang's Story


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Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert, Robert A. Parker

This folktale told using ancient Chinese puzzles and watercolor illustrations has been beloved for over twenty-five years and is the perfect addition to your Father's Day reading list!

When Little Soo asks for a story, Grandfather Tang arranges the tangram pieces and two magic fox fairies spring to life. The foxes change shapes as quick as a wink, from rabbits to dogs to squirrels and geese. But their game turns dangerous when a hunter raises his bow. . . .

Originally published in 1990, Grandfather Tang’s Story will continue to delight new readers as the wonder of the tangram puzzle—and an endearing game between a grandfather and his granddaughter—reveals a story of magic, clever animals, and, ultimately, true friendship.

An NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
An NCTE Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Language Arts

“Ingenious.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517885581
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 91,778
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ann Tompert is an award-winning children’s book author who has written more than 20 books, including Harry's HatsJust a Little Bit, and Little Fox Goes to the End of the World. Prior to beginning her writing career, she was a first-grade teacher for 20 years. Tompert lives in Port Huron, Michigan, with her husband.

Robert A. Parker has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Pop Corn and Ma Goodness by Edna Mitchell Preston, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, and Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, which received six starred reviews and was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. Mr. Parker is a jazz musician. He lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.

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Grandfather Tang's Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, to me, tells how 'groups' can have problems amongst themselves, but when outside trouble comes, they can come together and stand their ground. A beautifully written tale using foxes that can change shape and do much more. I and my child were fascinated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Grandfather Tang tells a tale of the 'fox faires' to his granddaughter. The two foxes transform themselves into many different animals. As Grandfather Tang tells the story to his granddaughter, he uses tangram pieces to construct the shapes of these animals. Within the pages of the book there are illustrations of each animal along with the shapes Grandfather Tang forms with the tangram pieces. I feel that this book would be a great tool in a mathematics classroom. Children would want to explore the tangram pieces and construct the shapes on their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ce livre très bien illustré nous présente l´histoire d´une amitié que mon fils de 6 ans a beaucoup aimé. L´utilisation du tangram l´a enchanté. Il a ainsi pu participer activement à la lecture du livre.