Outwitting the tiger
Jadu loves to play tricks on his friends - so much that soon he doesn't have any more friends. And he's lazy - so lazy that he sits and watches his mother as she works in the field.
Finally, his exasperated mother calls a tiger out of the forest, and tells the animal to eat the worthless Jadu. But the cunning Jadu finds a way out of his fix.
James, whose English-language book "Growing Up On The Mountain" tells about a Hmong boyhood, retells this popular Hmong fairy tale. Vue, a young Hmong artist, drew the lively illustrations.
retold by James Xiong, illustrated by Vue Thor
This book was made possible by support from Dave Schaller and the Laos Literacy Project. Thank you!
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