How did the Giant Pandas get their black markings? Here is a story that tells you just how it happened. "Oh, it was a long and a dark day" when all the pandas, who were once completely white, fought a great fire dragon that tried to destroy their beloved bamboo forest. This is also the story of a wise old gatekeeper who loved and protected the wilderness for his good friends the pandas. When the old wise man loses his life fighting the fire dragon, the pandas realize that there is no one left who will protect the forest for them. They learn at last who is the real keeper of their forest.
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"Beautifully written and illustrated"
"This is a charming story that teaches children to care for others and for our Earth. Beautifully written and illustrated. Makes a great gift." ~ By calstrawberry (California, USA)
"A beautiful, sad story"
"Pandas are big ole luggy, cuddly things! We all want to hug them. This is the story of the legend of how the brave Giant Pandas got their black markings, symbols of the need for man to care wisely for our earth. A beautiful gift" ~ By Claire Brown (York, PA USA)
- Age Range: 6 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 5
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Oldcastle Publishing; 1997
- ISBN: 0932529593