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The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
By Diane Dillon (illustrator), Leo Dillon (illustrator) and Katherine Paterson
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Puffin
Publication date November 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140557398
ISBN-10 0140557393
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
In a tale illustrated by paintings in the style of eighteenth-century Japanese woodcuts, servants of a greedy lord are sentenced to death after they release a mandarin duck that the lord had captured. Reprint. H. AB. PW.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A beautiful mandarin duck is captured and caged by a greedy lord who wants to show off the bird's magnificent plumages. But the wild creature pines for his mate. When Yasuko, the kitchen maid, releases the bird against the lord's command, she and the one-eyed servant, Shozo, are sentenced to death. The grateful bird intends to return their kindness, but can he outsmart the cruel lord of the district?

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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Puffin (November 1, 1995)
9780140557398 | details & prices | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606082617
 
from Demco Media (November 1, 1995)
9780606082617 | details & prices | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.90 lbs | List price $15.81
This edition also contains Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
About: A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780785777809
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780785777809 | details & prices | 11.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.20
About: A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks

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