Forever-Mountain is a champion wrestler who thinks he is the most powerful man in the world. But when he decides to play a joke on a country girl, she takes him home where she, her mother, and her grandmother teach him what real strength is. Full color. An ALA Notable Book.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Forever-Mountain is a famous wrestler, smug and rather conceited--until he meets Maru-me. Along with her mother and grandmother, she shows him what real strength is. Under their tutelage, he gains not only physical prowess, but the humility of the truly strong. This version of the Japanese tall tale is filled with sly humor and witty exaggeration. The Tsengs' illustrations match the text perfectly; the glowing watercolors evoke a rural Japan of long ago. The artists are masters at imbuing their characters with life, from the self-satisfied Forever-Mountain to the defeated wrestlers crying like fat babies. The page design is exemplary. Each illustration is framed by a thin border surrounded by white space. The action often continues over a two-page spread and not only overlaps the border, but in some cases, as when the grandmother throws Forever-Mountain, seems to fly off the page. With its unconventional approach to issues of gender, size, strength, and power, this is a robust addition to any folktale collection. --Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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Book Description Puffin, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. A great book in new condition. may show slight signs of shelf wear. MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. We provide USPS confirmation tracking and email when we ship. We want your complete satisfaction. Bookseller Inventory # 25484
Book Description Puffin, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Jean Tseng; Mou-sien Tseng (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140545301
Book Description Puffin, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140545301