Older Brother, Younger Brother by Nina Jaffe

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After being turned out by his greedy older brother, Hungbu and his family manage to prosper when his kindness to an injured sparrow is richly rewarded.
 

About Nina Jaffe

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Nina Jaffe is the author of "The Way Meat Loves Salt" and the biography of Harold Courlander, entitled "A Voice for the People," Steve Zeitlin is the director of City Lore in New York City. The two authors have also collaborated on a sequel to "While Standing on One Foot," called "The Cow of No Color," John Segal's illustrations have appeared in picture books and numerous magazines.
 
Published June 1, 1995 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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The illustrations, like the language, take a no-frills approach, providing watercolors of familiar scenes: the homeless underdog, the unfolding of riches, the unleashing of a horrible ``reward.'' It's debatable whether tomorrow's adults will respond to such a black-and-white depiction of t...

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PW praised this eloquent and concise retelling of a classic tale, gracefully illustrated with atmospheric watercolors. Ages 3-8. (July)

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PW praised this ""eloquent and concise"" retelling of a classic tale, gracefully illustrated with ""atmospheric watercolors."" Ages 3-8.

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When their father dies, elder brother Nolbu, greedy and mean-spirited, inherits the family property and banishes big-hearted younger brother Hungbu, his wife and three children.

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