Little Monk and the Mantis A Bug, a Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend by John Fusco
  

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

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Synopsis

Little Monk and the Mantis A Bug, a Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend by John Fusco

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. Full color.

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Little Monk and the Mantis invites children to experience the peaceful teachings at the heart of Martial Arts. With careful attention to detail, John Fusco's passion for eastern philosophy and historical teachings comes shining through in this tale of perseverance and self-discovery. Children will be enthralled by the masterful storytelling and energetic illustrations that transports readers to another time and place. Gelett Burgess Center Children's Book Awards (Book of the Year Honor)

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About the Author

John Fusco is an award-winning screenwriter with ten major movies to his credit, including Young Guns, Hidalgo, The Forbidden Kingdom, and the Academy Award-nominated animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. An avid martial artist, he began studying Tang Soo Do at 12 years old and currently holds a black belt in Northern Shaolin Praying Mantis Kung Fu. He lives with his wife and son in Northern Vermont. Patrick Lugo was the Art Director for Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine for 15 years, where he created the long running comic strip 'Tiger's Tale' which is currently slated for development as a graphic novel. He resides on Alameda Island in the San Francisco Bay.

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Format

Hardback

Author

John Fusco
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Publisher

Periplus Editions

Publication date

2nd February 2016

ISBN

9780804846509


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