The Five Ancestors Book 1: Tiger by Jeff StoneThe Five Ancestors Book 1: Tiger by Jeff Stone

The Five Ancestors Book 1: Tiger

byJeff Stone

Paperback | March 14, 2006

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Twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long don’t know who their parents were. Raised from infancy by their grandmaster, they think of their temple as their home and their fellow warrior monks—their “temple brothers”—as their family. Then one terrible night, the temple is destroyed. Fu and his brothers are the only survivors. Charged by their grandmaster to uncover the secrets of their past, the five flee into the countryside and go their separate ways. Book #1 follows Fu as he struggles to find out more and prove himself in the process.
Jeff Stone practices the martial arts daily. He has worked as a photographer, an editor, a maintenance man, a technical writer, a ballroom dance instructor, a concert promoter, and a marketing director for companies that design schools, libraries, and skateboard parks. Like the heroes of The Five Ancestors series, Mr. Stone was adopted...
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Title:The Five Ancestors Book 1: TigerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.5 inPublished:March 14, 2006Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375830723

ISBN - 13:9780375830723

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved these books! Exciting story, good writing. Great for any young reader or teen. So cool to learn about the unique styles of Kung Fu! You won't want to put it down!
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable read! I bought this book to read in my teens. I had been looking for something that would help with my reading by keeping me interested and this book was it. It also lead me into the entire series and I read up until Book 6: Mouse (which was the current release at the time). Now that more of the series is released I just might get back into it!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Series I read this series for the first time when I was 12, 5 of the seven books were out at the time and it took me 6 days to read them all. I bought the last two books the day they came out and read them each in a day. I'm in my early 20s now and I think I have re-read this series over 10 times. The characters are amazing, the story is really well thought out and the fact that you get the same story from several different perspectives keeps everything fresh and new with each book. I can not recommend this series enough, regardless of age or gender I think you will really enjoy reading this series.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best. Series. Ever! I've read the entire series…twice! I'm on my 3rd time and it's just as good as everytime!!! I recommend this series to every kid out there :D !¡¡! This specific book, Tiger, is funny, thrilling, and awesome - Great read!
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tiger Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!U should read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-08-28

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“This is stupid,” Fu mumbled from the bottom of the terra-cotta barrel. “How long do we have to stay inside this thing? I feel like a pickled vegetable.”“Shhh!” warned his brother Malao, lying directly on top of him. “Grandmaster told us to remain perfectly quiet, and perfectly still.”“I know what Grandmaster said,” Fu replied. “But we can’t stay crammed in here forever. I say we get out right now. I say we stop hiding and fight!”“Calm yourself, Fu,” whispered his brother Seh from on top of Malao. “We are all just as cramped and uncomfortable as you are. But we must do as Grandmaster said and remain silent and hidden. The enemy within our walls is unlike any faced by Cangzhen Temple in more than a thousand years.”“Yeah, yeah,” Fu said. “Stop being so dramatic. You guys are sounding more and more like Grandmaster every day. I don’t care who’s out there. We’re all masters now. We’ve all passed the tests. We shouldn’t be hiding like a bunch of girls. We should be—”“Hush!” snapped Fu’s brother Hok, who was lying on top of Seh. “That’s enough, Fu! You’re making even me angry now.”“I don’t care!” Fu replied. “If you think—”“Quiet!” hissed Fu’s oldest brother, Long, from the top of the pile. “Control your tongues, all of you! Brother Fu, empty the words from your mouth and then empty your mind. You must take control of your thoughts and your emotions, or they will control you.”“You must take control of your thoughts and your emotions, or they will control you,” Fu mocked. “Give me a break, Long. Right now we need action, not philosophy.”Fu was quickly losing his patience. He could hear enemy horses racing up and down the brick pathways that crisscrossed the temple grounds. He also heard weapons clashing and men crying out—plus a terrible, new sound. It was almost like thunder, except every boom was followed by a pain-filled scream. Fu’s keen ears recognized each and every scream. Warrior monks were falling.A low growl resonated deep within Fu’s chest. He didn’t understand why his four brothers, stacked above him in the barrel, were holding back. Like him, each had mastered a style of animal kung fu that reflected both his personality and his body type. In fact, their true natures were so perfectly matched with their kung fu styles that they were each named after the animal they mirrored. They were born to fight. But they wouldn’t.Fu, the tiger, growled again. His brothers didn’t look like him, walk like him, talk like him, or even smell like him. And they certainly didn’t think like him. He called them “brothers” because they all were Buddhist and lived in the temple together. In reality, he and his “brothers” were orphans. What Fu needed were real brothers. Brothers who would fight alongside him.Fu grunted under the weight of the others. “I can’t believe we are just going to—”“Please!” Long interrupted. “No more talking! We all have to remain silent. Brother Fu, focus your breathing. Meditate like the rest of us have been doing. If you find that you cannot meditate, just lie still and relax.”“That’s easy for you to say,” Fu replied. “You’re on top. Try lying down here at the bottom of the pile in a pool of water with Malao’s nasty feet pressing up against your lips.”Malao giggled softly and wiggled his toes.“If you do that again, Malao, I’ll bite them off one at a time,” Fu said. “I swear I will.”Malao giggled again but kept his toes still.How much longer am I going to be stuck in here? Fu wondered. He hoped for his brothers’ sake they would all get out of the barrel soon, because he wasn’t sure if he could control himself much longer.From the Hardcover edition.