Tiger by Jeff Stone
(The Five Ancestors, Book 1)

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Tiger clips along at a lightning pace!”—Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long don’t know who their parents were. Raised from infancy by their grandmaster, they think of their temple as their home and their fellow warrior monks as their family. Then one terrible night, the temple is destroyed by an army led by a former monk named Ying, whose heart is bent on revenge. Fu and his brothers are the only survivors. Charged by their grandmaster to uncover the secrets of their past, the five flee into the countryside and go their separate ways. Somehow, Grandmaster has promised, their pasts are connected to Ying’s. Understanding that the past is the key to shaping the future, the first book in the series follows Fu as he struggles to find out more and prove himself in the process. Fu’s name literally means “tiger,” for he is the youngest-ever master of the fierce fighting style modeled after that animal.

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About Jeff Stone

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JEFF STONE lives in the Midwest with his wife, their two children, and a python named Yokwan (Cantonese for "Jade Bangle"). Mr. Stone holds a black belt in Shaolin-Do kung fu. He had the honor of traveling to China with the Shaolin-Do grand master and test for his black belt at Shaolin Temple. Like the Five Ancestors, Mr. Stone was adopted as an infant. He began searching for his birth parents when he was 18 and found them 15 years later.
Published February 6, 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 210 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Five young brothers, each master of a different kung fu style, flee the destruction of their hidden monastery in this unpolished but energetic martial-arts series opener.

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Set in 17th-century China (aka "4348—Year of the Tiger"), Stone's debut novel launches his riveting Five Ancestors series. Five orphans live at Cangzhen Temple with their Grandmas

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And while her memories of childhood are more fragmented, lodged in the five senses, it is the memories of Mexico that have given Doerr her stories;

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Open Book Society

Tiger’s Eye picks up where the previous book, Bloodstone, left off with Stacy getting the phone call that informed her that her father’s death wasn’t an accident, he was murdered.

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Tiger's Voyage continues with Kelsey's, Ren's, and Kishan's struggle to break the curse that turns the prince's into tigers.

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