The tiger's apprentice

by Yep, Laurence, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Paperbacks YA pbk FIC (Y)
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Young Adult Paperbacks
Call Number  YA pbk FIC (Y)

Soon to be an animated movie!

Don't miss this middle grade fantasy adventure about a boy, a magical tiger, an outlaw dragon, and a mischievous monkey who carry the fate of the world on their shoulders. From two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Laurence Yep (Dragonwings, Dragon's Gate), now with an all-new cover and introduction!

Tom Lee's life changes forever the day he meets a talking tiger named Mr. Hu and discovers that he has magical powers and great responsibilities that he never imagined. Despite his doubts and fears, Tom joins Mr. Hu's ragtag band of creatures in their fight to keep an ancient talisman out of the hands of the worst possible enemy.

This action-packed fantasy from two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Laurence Yep reveals a hidden world within our own where animals take human form, where friendship is the final weapon in the battle between good and evil, and where a young boy is responsible for saving the world he knows . . . and the one he is just discovering.

This updated edition includes an all-new introduction by Laurence Yep!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-7. Seventh-grader Tom Lee leads an ordinary life with his grandmother in San Francisco until she is killed by a monster and he finds himself apprenticed to Mr. Hu, a shape-changing tiger who is Guardian of a precious phoenix egg. Villainous creatures want to steal the egg to wreak havoc on the world, so when it disappears, Tom, Mr. Hu, an ostracized dragon, and a roguish monkey battle evil monsters to retrieve it. Designated as the first book in a planned series, this reads like the second or third book, with a great deal of background information packed into the first several chapters. Once the explanations are out of the way, the pace quickens and adventures ensue. The Harry Potter-like events are enticing, and the elements of Chinese mythology and culture give the story a distinctively Asian perspective. --Linda Perkins Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "PW called this novel starring a boy, a dragon and a monkey (among others) who attempt to secure and protect a fabled phoenix egg, an "original fairy tale that successfully mixes fantasy and Chinese history." Ages 10-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Yep, Laurence, 1948- Tiger's apprentice ; bk. 1.
#1 - The Tiger's apprentice
Subjects Magic -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperTrophy,2005
Edition 1st Harper Trophy ed.
Language English
Notes Includes a preview of Tiger's blood.
Description 184 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0060010150 (pbk.)
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