Grandfather Tang and Soo were sitting under a tree playing with their tangram puzzles. They begin a story about fox fairies who can change their shapes; these fairies have to put friendship ahead of pride to save each other. This book features a description of tangram construction.Grandfather Tang and Soo were sitting under a tree playing with their tangram puzzles. They begin a story about fox fairies who can change their shapes; these fairies have to put friendship ahead of pride to save each other. This book features a description of tangram construction.Read Less
New. Children's Hardcover w/ DJ. Pristine, Unread, Gift Quality. DJ is fine. Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. No price clip. No previous owner's markings. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 2015. Children's Hardcover w/ DJ.
Robert Andrew Parker. New. 8 x 10 1/2. A new glossy pictorial hardcover book. No DJ. Minimal shelfwear. A story-within-a-story about a grandfather playing a tangram puzzle with his grandson and begins to arrange the pieces to tell a story about two fox fairies.
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
Publishers Weekly, 1990-04-13 Here's a folktale with a twist: Tompert uses tangrams, a traditional ``visual aid'' employed by Chinese storytellers, to spin a tale about two shape-changing fox fairies. Seven ``tans'' (standard-sized pieces of a square) are arranged and rearranged to represent various characters in the story. The fox fairies vie to outdo each other--the first one becomes a rabbit, the other a dog who chases him, and so on--but when the two chase each other right into danger, they finally have to set their competition aside and pull together. Parker's graceful, impressionistic illustrations have a gentle Oriental flavor, and the constantly changing tangram configurations add a novel touch. A traceable tangram is provided at the end for do-it-yourselfers. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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