The Story about Ping

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Grosset & Dunlap, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Since 1933, The Story About Ping has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, Ping, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River. Ping's misadventures one night while exploring the world around his home form the basis of this timeless classic, which is brought to life by Kurt Wiese's warm and poignant illustrations.

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User Review  - lstec2 - LibraryThing

This was another one of my favorite books when I was a child. I enjoyed being able to read it again. One thing I like about this book is how simple and clear the illustrations are. You can tell ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Lemley - Goodreads

The story is set in Japan where a duck, who was part of a boat with his family ducks, is let ashore for a while until the Japanese boater makes a special call. If any ducks are late, then they get ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Marjorie Flack (1897-1958) was an author and illustrator of many children's books, including "The Story About Ping" and "The Boats on the River", which received a Caldecott Honor in 1947.

Walter R. Brooks died in 1958 after writing 26 Freddy the Pig books.
Kurt Wiese illustrated over 400 books, nineteen of which he also wrote, before his death in 1974.

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