The Story about Ping (Paperback)

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By Marjorie Flack, Kurt Wiese (Illustrator)
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Here’s the classic tale of Ping, the duck of the Yangtze. This story has been a childhood favorite since it was first published in the mid-1930s. But the tale of the young duck who wanted to avoid punishment for being late never grows old. Ages 4-8. ~ Ann

— From Ann

Description


"Kurt Wiese and Majorie Flack have created in Ping a duckling of great individuality against a background (the Yangtze River) that has both accuracy and charm." -- The New York Times

About the Author


Marjorie Flack first got the idea for her classic story from her first book, written by her friend Helen Lomen. The Peking ducks in Angus and the Ducks so intrigued her that she began researching them. The Story About Ping was the result. She went on to write and illustrate many more children's stories, including Boats on the River, illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book. Ms. Flack died in 1958. Kurt Wiese illustrated almost three hundred books for children. Books he both wrote and illustrated include You Can Write Chinese and Fish in the Air. Both stories were named Caldecott Honor Books, and reflect his experiences as a traveler in China where he lived for six years. Mr. Wiese died in 1974.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140502411
ISBN-10: 0140502416
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: August 25th, 1977
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Picture Puffin Books