Written and illustrated by Chen Jiang Hong
Translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
Little Eagle tells the story of a young boy who is orphaned and taken in by a kind sage. The story centers on the boy's discovery of his guardian's true gifts as a master of Eagle Boxing, a specialized form of Kung Fu. Combining classical Chinese elegance with elements of Japanese anime, Chen's bold and energetic illustrations bring the dramatic physicality of Eagle Boxing to life, showing the movements of mentor and apprentice with subtlety and tremendous force.
Children will root for Little Eagle as he learns his new discipline and faces many challenges on his way to becoming a Kung Fu master himself.
11.5" (W) x 11.5" (H) • 32 pages • HCJ
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
"Those attracted to the discipline and mystery of Asian fighting arts will find satisfaction here, and so will those who admire attention to detail." —Publishers Weekly
"The art is spectacular, and it and the subject matter will captivate young readers." —School Library Journal
”Author and illustrator Chen Jiang Hong's breathtaking double-page illustrations are perfect for group reading situations – specifically for children aged between 7 and 13. His education in fine arts is certainly prevalent in this book.” —Curled Up With a Good Kid’s Book