The Cricket Warrior by Margaret Chang
A Chinese Tale

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In order to save his family, a Chinese boy turns into a fighting cricket and becomes the emperor's champion.
 

About Margaret Chang

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Chang teaches children's literature at North Adams State College. Raymond Chang received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College, he joined the chemistry at Williams College, where he has taught since 1968. Professor Chang has written books on spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Lori McElrath-Eslick is the illustrator of a number of children's books, including Read for Me, Mama and Mommy Poems, which were both published by Boyds Mills Press. Her illustrations have appeared in several magazines including Cricket, Highlights for Children, and Country Living. Ms. McElrath-Eslick lives with her husband and their two children in North Muskegon, Michigan.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Margaret K. McElderry. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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It was a time when the emperor was smitten with fighting crickets, going so far as to levy a tax to increase his cricket stable.

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When Cheng Ming and his son, Wei nian, capture a stout cricket, it looks as though they may be able to save their failing farm: the insect will serve as their overdue tax to the emperor, who loves cri

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When Cheng Ming and his son, Wei nian, capture a stout cricket, it looks as though they may be able to save their failing farm: the insect will serve as their overdue tax to the emperor, who loves cricket fights.

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