The Cricket's Cage by Stefan Czernecki

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Retells a Chinese folktale in which a clever and kindly cricket is responsible for designing the tower buildings for Beijing's "Forbidden City."
 

About Stefan Czernecki

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Stefan Czernecki has written and illustrated several books for children, setting many of his stories in other countries. Some of his other books include Zig Zag, Liliput and Mr. Belinsky's Bagels. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Graciously setting the scene for his concise retelling of a dramatic legend, Czernecki's (Zorah's Magic Carpet) arresting art imaginatively conveys the grandeur of the court of Yongle, the third emper

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Throughout, the visual rhythms propel the reader: sometimes text faces illustrative panels, and sometimes both pages of the spread feature only art or design elements (e.g., a poem reproduced in Chinese characters).

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