Category: Academic Wings
Author: Barbara Bockman www.barbarabockman.com
Artist: Carl Kocich
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616337445 1616337443
Paperback ISBN: 9781616337452 1616337451
eBook ISBN: 9781616337469 161633746X
The secretive and shadowy mountains near Hanís home excite his curiosity, and he enters the mysterious cave that sends out a beckoning glow.†Inside, he finds an old man sleeping, guarding an ancient treasure.†Hanís misguided shortcut to prosperity leads him and his pet cormorant into unimagined danger.
... a vivid retelling of an ancient Chinese legend. Han builds a bamboo raft and goes fishing with his pet cormorant... The artwork by Carl Kocich takes you back in time to old China... And the realism of the scenes is captivating. Combined with Ms. Bockmanís artful words, this is a compelling story that is sure to please children. Teachers will appreciate this bookís multi-cultural message and tie in to units on fables and legends. This book is highly recommended for school and classroom libraries, and for students ages 7 to 10. ~Review by Penelope Anne Cole http://www.penelopeannecole.com/