The Story of the Three Kingdoms

The Story of the Three Kingdoms


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ISBN-13: 9780064434751
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers has received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He is the author of two Newbery Honor Books and five Coretta Scott King Awardees. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and is a three-time National Book Award Finalist as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was the 2010 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and is considered one of the preeminent writers for young people. Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

Ashley Bryan's numerous awards and honors include the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, six Coretta Scott King Honors, the Arbuthnot Prize, and a Fulbright Scholarship. He illustrated The Story of the Three Kingdoms by Walter Dean Myers, A Nest Full of Stars by James Berry, and How God Fix Jonah by Lorenz Graham. He also wrote and illustrated Beautiful Blackbird and All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals. Mr. Bryan studied at Cooper Union in New York City and earned a degree in philosophy at Columbia University. He lives in Isleford, Maine.

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esproull on LibraryThing 24 days ago
This story is of 3 kingdoms long ago: the kingdom of the forest ruled by the elephant, the kingdom of the sea ruled by the shark, and the kingdom of the air ruled by the hawk. The 3 kingdoms didn't interact much, and each thought that theirs was the best that ruled the Earth. Then, new creatures called people came to earth and all 3 kingdoms laughed because they were not as strong as an elephant, fierce as a shark, nor could they fly like a hawk. One day, the elephant fell into a pit and not he or any other animal was strong enough to pull him out. However, the people knew that there was strength in numbers and worked together to pull the elephant out. From then on, the elephant shared the forest with all the people. Next, the people worked together to weave a mat and used it as a net to catch the shark. They would only set the shark free under one condition, that he share the sea with all the people, and he did. Last, the people made a plan to capture the hawk, and when he landed, the people threw a loop made from vines around his neck. The people set him free only once he had agreed to share the air with all the people. The people lived in harmony, realizing that they did not need to rule the earth, but instead, share because it was wisest of all to do so.