The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

By Katherine Paterson

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Coveting a mandarin duck for his magnificent plumage, a greedy Japanese lord captures and cages him for all to admire. But the wild drake pines for his mate. Some compassionate servants release the drake to go to his mate, but are sentenced to death for it--and the drake comes to their rescue. Watercolor and pastel paintings illuminate this Japanese folktale.
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN-13: 9780140557398
ISBN-10: 0140557393
Published on 11/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 40

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I like this book because, its illustrations are very good and the way the lords servants Shozo and Yasuko save the male mandarin duck. Another reason is because, how Shozo took the blame and said "why should two suffer for one crime." I recommend this book because, it tells us that you can't always keep something beautiful from nature.