Coveting a mandarin duck for his magnificent plumage, a greedy Japanese lord captures and cages him for all to admire. But the wild drake pines for his mate. Some compassionate servants release the drake to go to his mate, but are sentenced to death for it--and the drake comes to their rescue. Watercolor and pastel paintings illuminate this Japanese folktale.
Original title: The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Retellings
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Picture Books