Tiger’s Apprentice: Book One and Tiger’s Blood: Book Two by Laurence Yep [in AsianWeek]
The first two installments of a new trilogy from YA master Yep. Tiger’s Apprentice opens with the untimely death of Mistress Lee, the current Guardian of the mysterious rose which holds the future hope for world peace. Her unlikely successor – the tiger Mr. Hu – must assume responsibility for Mistress Lee’s grandson Tom. Together, Mr. Hu and apprentice Tom – aided by an outlaw dragon, a thieving monkey, and the ultimate salesman rat – must save the world. The adventures continue in Tiger’s Blood – with Mr. Hu and Tom now linked together by life-saving blood – as the dynamic five outmaneuver greedy dragons as well as evil Vatten who continues to threaten world peace.
Tidbit: Yep was a guest at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program’s literary event, “Three Chinese American Children’s Book Authors,” on November 6, 2005, together with Belle Yang. Da Chen had also been scheduled to attend – hence the three authors, ahem – but had to cancel at the last minute, alas.
Readers: Middle Grade