Crouching Tiger

byYing Chang CompestineIllustratorYan Nascimbene

September 3, 2019|
Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine
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A Chinese-American boy gains a new understanding of his Chinese grandfather in this celebratory story of family, martial arts, and the Chinese New Year.

Vinson is very excited when his grandfather comes from China for a visit. When Grandpa practices tai chi in the garden, Vinson asks to learn, hoping it will be like kung fu, full of kicks and punches. But tai chi’s meditative postures are slow and still, and Vinson quickly gets bored. He can’t understand why Grandpa insists on calling him by his Chinese name, Ming Da, or why he has to wear a traditional Chinese jacket to the Chinese New Year parade. As the parade assembles, however, he notices the great respect given to his grandfather and the lion dancers under his training. And when Vinson is offered a role in the parade, he realizes that being part Chinese can be pretty cool—and is ready to start learning from his grandpa’s martial-arts mastery in earnest.
Ying Chang Compestine is the author of the acclaimed middle-grade novel Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party as well as several picture books and a collection of short stories, A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts. Ying Chang Compestine lives in California. Yan Nascimbene, an award-winning illustrator of many books for children, has illustrated mor...
Title:Crouching TigerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:40 pages, 10.13 X 8.56 X 0.15 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.13 X 8.56 X 0.15 inPublished:September 3, 2019Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1536205605

ISBN - 13:9781536205602

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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