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The tiger prince /

by Chen, Jiang Hong [author,]; Waters, Alyson [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New York Review children's collection: Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2018]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781681372945; 1681372940.Uniform titles: Prince Tigre. English.Subject(s): Tiger -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Princes -- Juvenile fiction | Kings and rulers -- Juvenile fiction | China -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for children | Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction | Princes -- Fiction | Tiger -- Fiction | Oracles -- Fiction | China -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc | JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic | JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General | Picture books | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture booksSummary: When a tigress whose cubs were killed by hunters ravages villages, the king gathers his army but Lao Lao, a seer, advises him to send his son, Wen, to the tiger, instead.
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A magnificently illustrated Chinese folklore tale about a tigress, a seer, a King, and the prince, who must leave his family and learn the ways of the tigers so that the war between man and animal can end. <br> <br> Deep in the Great Forest, a tigress is mourning the death of her tiger babies who have been killed by hunters. Seeking revenge, she attacks the villages, destroying houses and prompting the king to gather his army. But a seer named Lao Lao warns the king that if he angers the tigress further she will destroy the kingdom. Lao Lao counsels the king to give his own son to the tigress and promises that no harm will come to the boy. The next morning, the king brings the prince to the edge of the Great Forest and tells him, "Now you must go on alone." To end the war between man and animal, the prince must forget his human ways and begin to learn what tigers know. The Tiger Prince was inspired by The Tigress , a late Shang dynasty bronze vessel in the Cernuschi Museum in Paris depicting a scene from the Chinese folktale of a baby raised by a tigress.

When a tigress whose cubs were killed by hunters ravages villages, the king gathers his army but Lao Lao, a seer, advises him to send his son, Wen, to the tiger, instead.

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A tigress, robbed of her cubs, is sent a princeling to assuage her thirst for human blood. The tigress cares for the boy as her own, then releases him back to the kingdom. An ancient-Chinese bronze vessel, which itself is based on a folktale about a boy reared by a tigress, inspired this large-format French-import picture book filled with vivid, intensely hued illustrations. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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