A greedy old woman sits on her doorstep eating bean curd. When a ragged old man asks her to share a bit of her food, she pokes him with her chopsticks and says, "I'm a tiger when I'm famished, so begone, old beggar, vanish!" The old man does as she demands, but not before making the selfish woman's words come true in a surprising way. Full color.
|Publisher:||Troll Communications L.L.C.|
|Product dimensions:||8.45(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Laurence Yep is a prolific Chinese-American author of children's books. He is best known for the 10-book Golden Mountain Chronicles; Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate were both Newbery Honor books. In 2005 the American Librarian Association awarded Yep the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, notably for Dragonwings, The Rainbow People, The Khan's Daughter, and the autobiographical The Lost Garden. Yep's books are often influenced by Chinese mythology and touch upon the dilemma of the cultural outsider.