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Little Monk and the Mantis

(2016)
A Bug, a Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend
A Picture Book by

 
**2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner!**

Little Monk and the Mantis is the thrilling martial arts children's story of one boy's search for self-expression, courage and the peaceful, non-violent teachings that are at the root of true martial arts

A young boy, abandoned on the steps of the Shaolin Temple, is adopted by mysterious Kung Fu monks. Raised in a place where the powers of animals are studied and practiced, Wong Long tries to fit in and learn kung fu.

Forever bested by the exotic animal styles of the other students, Wong Long runs away from the temple. That summer, he discovers and befriends a small praying mantis. Naming the mantis "Teacher", Wong Long is inspired to create an entirely new style of self-defense. When he returns to Shaolin Temple with his own unique style, the young monk is redeemed, history is made, and a kung fu legend will live on forever.

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Monk and the Mantis: A Bug, A Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-8048-4650-2 / 978-0-8048-4650-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Monk and the Mantis: A Bug, A Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-8048-4221-3 / 978-0-8048-4221-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Little Monk and the Mantis: A Bug, A Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend
Author(s): John Fusco
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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