The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen

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Paperback. Pub. Date: November 2004 Pages: 288 in Publisher: Puffin When Prince Jen volunteers to search for the legendary . of T'ien-kuo a mysterious old man chooses six gifts for him to bear in. homage: a saddle. A sword. a paint box. a bowl. a kite. and a flute. Puzzled by the gifts but full of high spirits and pride. Jen sets off-but stumbles almost immediately into a series of misfortunes. Only with the help of his faithful servant . Mafoo. and valiant flute-girl. Voyaging Moon. and only after a eathtakingly exciting string of adventures can Jen discover the real meaning of the gifts and face his true destiny .... Bearing six unusual gifts. young Prince Jen embarks on a perilous quest and emerges triumphantly into manhood.

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When Prince Jen volunteers to search for the legendary court of T'ien-kuo, a mysterious old man chooses six gifts for him to bear in homage: a saddle, a sword, a paint box, a bowl, a kite, and a flute.



Puzzled by the humbleness of the gifts but full of high spirits and pride, Jen sets off -- but stumbles almost immediately into a series of misfortunes. Only with the help of his faithful servant Mafoo and valiant flute-girl Voyaging moon, and only after a breathtakingly exciting string of adventures, can Jen discover the real meaning of the gifts and face his true destiny.

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Enthralling . . . It is not often that a book can tell a breathtaking story, offer useful lessons on life, and paint a lively cultural backdrop. Alexander has done all that, and more. ( Booklist, starred review)

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