The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Author: Katherine Paterson
Illustrator: Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon
A beautifully written and illustrated Japanese folktale about a mandarin duck who was captured and caged by a cruel lord. Two compassionate servants set it free against the lord’s command, and are sentenced to death. The duck, grateful to be free and reunited with its mate, returns in disguise and helps them escape to repay them for their kindness.
Publisher: Lodestar Books (New York)
National Library Board (Singapore) Call Number: English JP 398.2 PAT