Never Trust a Tiger: A Story from Korea (Animal Stories)

by Lari Don

Paperback, 2012





Barefoot Books (2012), Paperback, 48 pages


A merchant stops to help a tiger that is trapped in a hole but the tiger then tries to eat him, until the merchant convinces the beast to ask passersby if it is fair to repay good deeds with bad.

Physical description

48 p.; 8 inches


1846867762 / 9781846867767

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LibraryThing member amrahmn
Funny tale from Korea about a man who saves a tiger only to be almost eaten by that tiger. Good for lessons on prediction - What will happen if the man saves the tiger? How will he keep from being eaten? What will the other characters have to say?
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LibraryThing member gmorgan14
Genre: Fantasy
This book was about two characters, a merchant and a tiger, that Argue about what is fair and what is not. The readers are introduced to three other characters that play key roles into the movement of the story. Despite the clever ending, some of the definitions of life and fairness seemed quite harsh for early readers. The plot drives the characters into a quite impractical way of dealing with their conflict, and then results in a moral that doesn't quite fit what the majority of teachers would advise their students to follow.… (more)




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