Books by This Illustrator
From embossed endpapers to the gentle homage to its author, the tale of flying to freedom and away from slavery is splendidly illustrated in picture book format. This edition is accompanied by a CD with the sonorous voices of its Newbery medal-winning author and James Earl Jones.
A mandarin duck is held captive for its beautiful feathers. The duck pines for its mate until a kind kitchen servant recognizes the bird's misery and releases it, infuriating the cruel lord. Later the duck returns with its mate and saves the servant from death. Rich, detailed illustrations capture the drama of this traditional Japanese story that won the Boston Globe/Horn Book award for illustration.