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The Tale of the Tiger Slippers

The Tale of the Tiger Slippers (Hardback)

By Brett, Jan

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Jan Brett reimagines a powerful Middle Eastern folk tale that celebrates hard work and appreciating your roots. Set in India, this gorgeous reimagining of the classic Middle Eastern folk tale Abu Kassem's Slippers features a poor tiger cub who is a very hard worker. His mother we...aves him slippers to protect his feet from stones and thorns, and they allowed him to prosper--first making bricks, then building houses, and eventually becoming very wealthy. He continues to wear them until someone questions why such a prominent person would wear such worn shoes. Feeling embarrassed, Tiger tries to get rid of the slippers, but fate keeps bringing them back. Finally, Tiger sends them to his uncle, who weeps with pride when he sees the slippers his sister made and his nephew used to accomplish so much. He sets off right away to visit them, bringing the slippers along. Tiger can't believe the slippers are back again, but his little cub gives him an idea: honor the slippers by building a special place for them, to remind him of how far he's come. Jan Brett's lush, vibrant version of this story will inspire fans of her international retellings to appreciate the hard work that leads to all of their successes.
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ISBN 9780399170744
Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
99 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780399170744
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers'
Released 1 Dec 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brett, Jan
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Science Fiction
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 242mm
Height: 301mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 398.2
Weight 542g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Folklore, Tales, Shoes, Tiger
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile