Night Visitors by Ed Young

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When his father threatens to flood out the ants that have invaded his storehouse, young Ho Kuan protests, and one night, he follows the ants to their secret kingdom, in a story based on an ancient Chinese folktale.

About Ed Young

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Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Published January 1, 1995 by Scholastic. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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An enchanting Chinese folktale is enhanced by the subdued, mesmeric style of Young (Donkey Trouble, p.

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Few composers in the 20th century devoted more time and craft to opera than Gian Carlo Menotti, who died in February at 95.

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Soon after the young scholar Ho Kuan protests his parents' plan to kill the ants that invade their rice storehouse, ``night visitors'' in the form of black-armored soldiers escort Ho Kuan to the king's palace, where he lives happily until an attack by an army of red ants.

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