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The Resource The future of Yen-tzu, Winifred Morris ; illustrated by Friso Henstra

The future of Yen-tzu, Winifred Morris ; illustrated by Friso Henstra

Label
The future of Yen-tzu
Title
The future of Yen-tzu
Statement of responsibility
Winifred Morris ; illustrated by Friso Henstra
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A retelling of the traditional Chinese tale in which a farmer's son seeks a better future and finds that the future can change from one moment to the next
Review
In a tale that LC terms "traditional Chinese" (though no source is given), a humble hero's adventures assume the fortunately/unfortunately pattern: Yen-tzu sets out with a horse to seek his future; the horse runs away but comes back with a mare; the mare throws him, injuring his leg, but his limp keeps him from being impressed by the soldiers who steal both horses. Mistaken for a wise man by the Emperor, Yen-tzu's clumsy explanations are read as riddling prophecies, with the fortuitous result that the Emperor calls off his impending war. The flat style of Henstra's pen-and-watercolor art is undramatic and not easily read; though close examination reveals his skill, these pictures are not especially effective as illustration. The story, however, with its clear, economical narration and an outcome that is both logical and peaceable, is unusually strong. (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 1992)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
095838
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Winifred
Dewey number
  • 398.2
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.1.M8342
LC item number
Fu 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Henstra, Friso
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The future of Yen-tzu, Winifred Morris ; illustrated by Friso Henstra
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689315015
Lccn
90026989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm22984384
  • OCoLC
Label
The future of Yen-tzu, Winifred Morris ; illustrated by Friso Henstra
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689315015
Lccn
90026989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm22984384
  • OCoLC

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