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Written and illustrated by Chen Jiang HongBuy Now
About the Book
From the acclaimed creator of The Magic Horse of Han Gan comes a Kung Fu picture book that is sure to be a classic.
Combing his elegant style of illustration with elements of Japanese anime, Chen creates an unforgettable book.
For every child with a passion for martial arts!
A favorite of the author’s, Little Eagle won the prestigious Swiss Prix Enfantaisie award that is juried by children. Little Eagle tells the story of a young boy who is orphaned and taken in by a kind sage. The dreams of the story hinges on the boy’s discovery of his guardian’s true gifts as a master of Eagle boxing, a specialized form of Kung Fu. The bold, energetic illustrations bring the movements of mentor and apprentice to life, giving life to both the characters and the discipline. Children will root for Little Eagle as he learns his new discipline and faces the many challenges that he confronts on his way to becoming a Kung Fu master.
Awards and Reviews
Junior Library Guild Selection
“Those attracted to the discipline and mystery of Asian fighting arts will find satisfaction here, and so will those who admire attention to detail.” – Publishers Weekly
“…the art is spectacular, and it and the subject matter will captivate young readers.” – School Library Journal
“Here is a beautiful example of a story that highlights a character’s rich Chinese heritage and the importance of being loyal to one’s self...Hong’s illustrations are a treasure and a delight for all, cleverly bringing a graphic novel approach to some of the double spreads.” – Children’s Literature