The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

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Wrtitten by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson with painting by Caldecott winning illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon A beautiful mandarin duck is captured and caged by a greedy lord who wants to show off the bird's magnificent plumage. But the wild creature pines for his mate. When Yasuko, the kitchen maid, releases the bird against her lord's command, she and the one-eyed servant, Shozo, are...


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Description Mandarin ducks (pair) J1.jpg
Description Mandarin ducks (pair) J1.jpg
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

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