The Warrior and the Wise Man by David Wisniewski

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Two brothers, one a warrior and one a wise man, each pursue a quest to capture the five elements. "An original fairy tale that draws extensively on Japanese culture....An exciting, well-told story....The cut-paper illustrations are outstanding....A beautiful first book from a highly accomplished artist."--Kirkus Reviews.

 

About David Wisniewski

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Published April 1, 1989 by HarperCollins Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tozaemon claims the inheritance, since he retains all five elements, while Toemon has used all but one of his in his work of reconciliation.

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This ""entertaining and instructive parable,"" an original folktale about an emperor and his twin sons in ancient Japan, is ""brought to life skillfully with dramatic cut-paper illustrations,"" said PW.

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