The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen

3.9 avg rating
( 1,658 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780142402252: The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When Prince Jen volunteers to search for the legendary court of T'ien-kuo, a mysterious old man chooses six gifts for him to bear in homage: a saddle, a sword, a paint box, a bowl, a kite, and a flute. Puzzled by the gifts but full of high spirits and pride, Jen sets of--but stumbles almost immediately into a series of misfortunes. Only with the help of his faithful servant, Mafoo, and valiant flute-girl, Voyaging Moon, and only after a breathtakingly exciting string of adventures can Jen discover the real meaning of the gifts and face his true destiny. . . .

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Born on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, storyteller Lloyd Alexander spent his childhood filling his imagination with fantasies about other lands and eras. For ten years of his writing career, Alexander wrote for adults, then changed gears and wrote fiction for young people. Alexander has received a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, a National Book Award, and several IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Awards. He is also the author of many ALA Notable Children’s Books and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 5-10-- From deep in the cauldron of world story comes a rich fantasy about a young man's journey from innocence to experience. In China during the Tang Dynasty, young Prince Jen, heir to the Dragon Throne, sets off to find T'ien-kuo, or Heavenly Kingdom, the utopia described by a mysterious wandering scholar. Accompanied by a large retinue of soldiers and his practical, plain-spoken servant, the idealistic, sheltered prince bears six gifts for the ruler of T'ien-kuo. As his journey progresses, he loses everything: his retinue, his possessions, his identity, his illusions, his friends, until at last, in one of Alexander's most moving passages, he finds himself a common criminal, wandering the roads of his own kingdom, wearing the wooden collar of punishment. Although experience is a harsh teacher, Jen never loses his common humanity, nor his faith in the bondmaid he loves. Alexander borrows form and content from the popular novels of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, particularly Shi Nai'an's Outlaws of the Marsh (China Bks., 1988), and is influenced, as are the Ming-Ch'ing novels, by the vernacular literature of the Sung Dynasty. Yet Jen's story transcends all boundaries, mixing Alexander's familiar cast--the impulsive, good-hearted boy; the clever, independent young woman; the assortment of eccentric, loyal companions--with flavors of European folklore; Hans Christian Andersen; admiring Chinoiserie, Buddhist and Taoist ideas; Arabian Nights extravagance. Alexander satisfies the taste for excitement, but his vivid characters and the food for thought he offers will nourish long after the last page is turned. --Margaret A. Chang, North Adams State College, MA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Alexander, Lloyd
Published by Puffin Books 11/18/2004 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books 11/18/2004, 2004. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780142402252

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 5.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Alexander, Lloyd
Published by Puffin Books
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Brats Bargain Books
(Waresboro, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0142402257 Never Read-may have light shelf wear-publishers mark- Good Copy- I ship FAST!. Seller Inventory # SKU06942

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 2.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.59
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Alexander, Lloyd
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VP-9780142402252

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 3.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Alexander, Lloyd
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780142402252

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 3.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Alexander, Lloyd (Author)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0142402257

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 4.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Alexander, Lloyd
Published by Puffin Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0142402257

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 5.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lloyd Alexander
Published by Puffin Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Prince Jen volunteers to search for the legendary court of T ien-kuo, a mysterious old man chooses six gifts for him to bear in homage: a saddle, a sword, a paint box, a bowl, a kite, and a flute. Puzzled by the gifts but full of high spirits and pride, Jen sets of--but stumbles almost immediately into a series of misfortunes. Only with the help of his faithful servant, Mafoo, and valiant flute-girl, Voyaging Moon, and only after a breathtakingly exciting string of adventures can Jen discover the real meaning of the gifts and face his true destiny. . . . Seller Inventory # AAC9780142402252

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 7.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Alexander, Lloyd
Published by Puffin Books
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0142402257. Seller Inventory # Z0142402257ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Lloyd Alexander
Published by Puffin Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Prince Jen volunteers to search for the legendary court of T ien-kuo, a mysterious old man chooses six gifts for him to bear in homage: a saddle, a sword, a paint box, a bowl, a kite, and a flute. Puzzled by the gifts but full of high spirits and pride, Jen sets of--but stumbles almost immediately into a series of misfortunes. Only with the help of his faithful servant, Mafoo, and valiant flute-girl, Voyaging Moon, and only after a breathtakingly exciting string of adventures can Jen discover the real meaning of the gifts and face his true destiny. . . . Seller Inventory # AAC9780142402252

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Alexander, Lloyd
Published by Puffin Books
ISBN 10: 0142402257 ISBN 13: 9780142402252
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0142402257 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.5. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780142402252

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 4.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book