Rabbit's Gift by George Shannon

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Snow is coming, coming soon, so Rabbit needs to find food fast. Just in time, a turnip turns up, and a second one, too. Who in the woods wouldn't want to tuck away an extra turnip for the long winter? Not Rabbit. He chooses a different path--and starts a wave of generosity that spreads among all his forest friends.      Admired picture-book team George Shannon and Laura Dronzek have created a heartwarming tale about the true meaning of friendship.      Includes an author's note and a chart that translates the Chinese calligraphy in the book.
 

About George Shannon

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GEORGE SHANNONis a teacher, librarian, writer, and storyteller. His children's books includeLizard's Song, Climbing Kansas Mountains,andThe Secret Chicken Club.He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. LAURA DRONZEK,a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally, is the award-winning illustrator ofTippy-Toe Chick, Go!andWhite Is for Blueberry,both also written by George Shannon. She lives with her husband, author-illustrator Kevin Henkes, in Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Published November 1, 2007 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Donkey comes home with a potato, and concerned that Goat is always hungry, leaves the turnip for him.

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The story in Rabbit s Gift: A Fable from China seemed very familiar to me so I wasn’t surprised to discover in the Author s Note at the end of the book that this is based on a folktale that has been retold around the world.

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