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Little monk and the mantis: a bug, a boy, and the birth of a kung fu legend

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**2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner** 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. Little Monk and the Mantis is the thrilling tale of one boy's search for self-expression, courage and the peaceful, non-violent teachings that are at the root of true martial arts.
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Full title little monk and the mantis a bug a boy and the birth of a kung fu legend
Author fusco john
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subject_facet Kung fu -- Juvenile fiction, Monks -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Little monk and the mantis : a bug, a boy, and the birth of a kung fu legend
title_full Little Monk and the Mantis A Bug, A Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend, Little monk and the mantis : a bug, a boy, and the birth of a kung fu legend / John Fusco ; with art by Patrick Lugo
title_short Little monk and the mantis :
title_sub a bug, a boy, and the birth of a kung fu legend
topic_facet Folklore, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Kung fu, Monks