Author and illustrator Steven Kellogg recommends The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Diane and Leo Dillon. “I love the way that The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks utilizes an exquisite illustration style and a timeless storytelling tone that are inspired by Japanese art and folk literature. The sense of wonder and the tender emotions evoked by the intertwined text and images immerse the reader in a dreamlike world and offer a subtly beautiful and magical picture book experience.”
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (Lodestar Books, 1990) is recommended for ages 5-8.
Be sure to check out Kellogg’s revised and re-illustrated 35th Anniversary Edition of Pinkerton, Behave! (Dial Books, 2014).
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