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Author Tompert, Ann.

Title Grandfather Tang's story : a tale told with tangrams / Ann Tompert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.

Imprint New York : Dragonfly books ; 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's New Materials  JJ TOMPERT    Check Shelf
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Audience Ages 5 to 8.
Summary Two competitive fox fairies go through rapid physical transformations until a hunter's arrow reminds them of their true friendship. This original tangram tale is framed by the loving relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter as they share the story under the shade of an old tree, and culminates in a tangram of an old man and a girl likewise resting. Tangrams, ancient Chinese puzzles in which a square is cut into seven traditional pieces (each called a tan), are arranged into patterns used to help tell the story. Parker's watercolor washes complement the text, adding energy and tension, as well as evoking oriental brushwork technique. However, the text is strong enough to stand on its own, and will be valued by storytellers and listeners alike
Subject Tangrams -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- Juvenile literature.
Foxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Puzzles -- Juvenile fiction.
Foxes. (OCoLC)fst00933481
Mathematics. (OCoLC)fst01012163
Puzzles. (OCoLC)fst01084492
Tangrams. (OCoLC)fst01142653
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Parker, Robert Andrew.
ISBN 9780517885581
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