The Shell Woman and the King by Laurence Yep
A Chinese Folktale

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Good Wu marries a young woman who can change herself into a shell. Because of this ability, a cruel ruler wishes to own her. In order to escape and save herself and her husband, she must perform three wonders. Ming-Yi's watercolor paintings give the reader a real feel for China.
 

About Laurence Yep

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Laurence Yep is the author of Newbery Honor books "Dragon Wings" and "Dragon's Gate". He lives in Pacific Grove, California.
 
Published September 6, 1993 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When Shell refuses, the king imprisons her husband and demands that Shell obtain for him three wonders as ransom, including luck by the bushel.

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When Uncle Wu marries the beautiful Shell, who is of the sea and can assume the form of a seashell at will, he cannot resist bragging about her, and word soon reaches the realm's greedy, cruel king. T

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When Uncle Wu marries the beautiful Shell, who is of the sea and can assume the form of a seashell at will, he cannot resist bragging about her, and word soon reaches the realm's greedy, cruel king.

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