The Khan's Daughter: A Mongolian Folktale

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Scholastic, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
A poor but ambitious shepherd tries to win the hand of the Khan's independent daughter in this lavishly illustrated folktale from an award-winning writer and illustrator team.

In ancient Mongolia, Mongke, a poor shepherd, heard a prophecy: he would become a rich man and marry the khan's daughter. Mongke goes to the court but the khan laughs at him. However, if he can perform three tasks, he may marry the princess. Through luck and chance, he completes the first two tasks, but then the khan's daughter sets the third. He must defeat the bandit Bagatur. Mongke is defeated. Disgraced he returns to the court only to learn that Bagatur is really the princess. Now that he has learned humility, the princess agrees to marry him. They rule in equally and in harmony.

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About the author (2002)

Laurence Yep was born in San Francisco, California on June 14, 1948. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1970 and received a Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He primarily writes fiction for young adults, but has also written and edited several works for adults. His first novel, Sweetwater, was published in 1973. His other books include Dragonwings, Dragon's Gate, Shadow Lord, Child of the Owl, The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island. He has won numerous awards for his work including the Newbery Medal Honor Book, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.

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