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Little Monk and the Mantis

Little Monk and the Mantis

A Bug, A Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend

Illustrated by: Patrick Lugo
For Ages: 4 and up
2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner!
A young boy, abandoned on the steps of the Shaolin Temple, is adopted by mysterious Kung Fu monks. Raised in a place where the powers of animals are studied and practiced, Wong Long tries to fit in and learn kung fu.

Forever bested by the exotic animal styles of the other students, Wong Long runs away from the temple. That summer, he discovers and befriends a small praying mantis. Naming the mantis "Teacher", Wong Long is inspired to create an entirely new style of self-defense. When he returns to Shaolin Temple with his own unique style, the young monk is redeemed, history is made, and a kung fu legend will live on forever.

Little Monk and the Mantis is the thrilling tale of one boy's search for self-expression, courage and the peaceful, non-violent teachings that are at the root of true martial arts.
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  • Tuttle Publishing | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780804842211 | 
  • May 2012 | 
  • Grades P - 2
List Price $16.95
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John Fusco
Photograph by Richela Renkun

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