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Tiger (Five Ancestors #1)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  2,638 Ratings  ·  262 Reviews
"Tiger clips along at a lightning pace!" Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long don't know who their parents were. Raised from infancy by their grandmaster, they think of their temple as their home and their fellow warrior monks as their family. Then one terrible night, the temple is destroyed by an army led by a former monk named Y
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Published March 22nd 2005 by Listening Library (first published January 1st 2005)
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Darth J
Jan 05, 2014 Darth J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review also posted at My Bookshelf is Ready.

I'm always on the lookout for YA/MG books that don't feature romance, and thankfully this one didn't. This is really a "boy friendly" book in that regard. Also, there are a lot of martial arts fight scenes in this.

However parents should be advised that there does seem to be a bit of gratuitous violence for this audience, so it's something to be aware of if you want to shield your kids from that sort of thing.

Again, the best feature of this book is that
Mike (the Paladin)
I forced my way through a lot of this and finally skimmed my way to the end. I see a lot of high scores here so all I can say is...I'm happy for you.

This is a YA book...that stands for "Young Adult". The emphasis here is on the "Young". This book it seems to me is aimed largely at preteen to young teen boys. It's full of fights, bodily fluids (including but not restricted to mucus and feces)... The dialogue, well it's really sort of elevating it some to call it dialogue but there you go. Anyway
Novia Indaryani
Oct 19, 2013 Novia Indaryani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Novia by: Rifda
Pertama kali lihat cover buku The five ancestor: Tiger, lumayan nyeremin. Bagaimana tidak? Cover nya gambar manusia setengah hewan, ini buku tentang siluman apa? LOL. Tapi Rifda malah nyaranin baca buku ini, katanya bagus. Yang biasa dibilang bagus sama Rifda biasanya suka emang bagus juga.

Buku ini bercerita tengtang biksu dan ilmu beladiri Cina. Ada sebuah perguruan bernama Changzen yang artinya "Kebenaran yang tersembunyi", perguruan tersebut diserang oleh pasukan Kaisar masa itu dan dipimpin
Nov 16, 2016 Ursus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book. The book was about a monk named fu and his brothers, the crane, the monkey, the snake, and the dragon. So fu the tiger and all his brothers are the last of the monks who are going to survive the furious battle that was going to take place at their home. Their evil brother was coming back to take revenge on their grandmaster, the man who taught them everything. It was a very furious battle but in the end one of them will die. Later on fu and his brothers split up and go their ...more
Anna Rebecca
May 27, 2011 Anna Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in quickly. Typically I don't read much about China or the Chinese in general, but this book, and the others in the series, have been the exception. Despite the fact that they are written for children, I think adults will find them enjoyable. They are not difficult to read nor is the plot overly complex, but none of that matters. This book draws you into the struggle these children face after their home is destroyed. There is a bit of a mystery that the chi ...more
Kacy Harsha
Jun 10, 2015 Kacy Harsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read for young teens or older elementary.
I adore martial arts. I am a martial artist, and it is just something that has been in my blood from a very young age. My niece and nephew have recently taken up martial arts as well, so I wanted to give this book a listen/read to see if it's something that my niece might enjoy, since it's aimed at her reading level.

There is a lot in here that I think my niece would be able to identify with. We love our Master just as much as the monks in this story love theirs. We would both be able to identify
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Dec 23, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The year is 1650 AD. A hidden monastery in China that trains warrior monks is under attack. Fu and his four brothers are the youngest masters of their respective animal kung-fu: Tiger, Monkey, Snake, Crane, and Dragon. When their temple is destroyed by a traitor, they are the only ones left alive. Now it is up to them to protect the Dragon scrolls, save their own lives, and somehow redeem the one who has destroyed their home.

Fu, the Tiger, is the focus of this first story, and he makes an endear
Copyright © 2005 by Jeff Stone
Cover Ilustrations copyright © 2005 by Richard Cowdrey
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Alih Bahasa : Sujatrini Liza
Editor : Ida Wajdi
Proof-reader & Lay-out : Putri Rosdiana, @kaguralian, Nurhasanah
Desain sampul : Fahmi Ilmansyah
Ilustrasi Isi : Malia Hartati
Cetakan I : September 2013 ; 270 hlm ; ISBN 978-602-9498-28-8
Rate : 3.5 of 5

Kisah ini diawali dengan munculnya serangan terh
Jan 09, 2009 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great, captivating. A great young readers action book. My 10 year old son started reading these series and I had to check them out.
I couldn't put them down. Very interesting. Funny, sad, surprising, action packed and mysterious. What more could you ask for? If your kiddos are into kung fu they will like these.
Feb 14, 2009 LeeAnn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My sons love these books! They would certainly give them 5 stars. Each book retells the story from each character's perspective. In that respect, these are character studies. Each book also reveals one more piece so it isn't just regurgitating the previous books.

Definite thumbs up for boys!
Nov 11, 2016 Fahmimnur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alur ceritanya cukup menarik dan tidak memiliki alur yang komplek. Cocok untuk bacaan ringan di sela-sela kesibukan
Brittany Riddle
Jan 30, 2017 Brittany Riddle rated it liked it
Actual rating is 2.5 stars.
This is a good series for grades 5-7.
Lindy MacLaine
Perfect for devotees of martial arts—and good for those like me who enjoy a fast-paced, character-driven adventure!
Monica La combe
My boys LOVED the entire series!
Oct 07, 2013 Rifda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Bukan buku fantasi, tapi dari awal sampai akhir bisa bikin excited kayak baca novel fantasi >//<


Ini adalah kisah yang terjadi pada sekitar tahun 1650 M di Provinsi Henan, Cina. Kisah tentang sebuah kuil shaolin yang tersembunyi, bernama "Kuil Changzen" ---artinya: Kebenaran Tersembunyi. Di dalam kuil itu, terdapat 100 biksu, 5 biksu muda, dan seorang Mahaguru.

Ini adalah cerita tentang 5 biksu muda yang sudah menjadi master shaolin. Namanya Long, Seh, Hok, Fu, dan Malao. Kelim
Dec 24, 2016 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this with my daughter over the winter break and we enjoyed it enough to get the other books from the library (at least the first five). While I don't see any official connection between this and Kung Fu Panda, there were more than a few parallels. Fortunately, that's one of my favorite movies! :)
It's a quick read/listen and has lots of action and some decent lessons. I can see why people recommend it for the more action oriented people.
Taylor Hart
Apr 28, 2014 Taylor Hart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tiger is the first book of The Five Ancestors series by Jeff Stone. Tiger follows a young monk named Fu who is twelve years old and the youngest monk in the Cangzhen Temple to master the kung-fu fighting style of the tiger. When the hidden temple is under siege by soldiers led by ex-monk Ying, Fu and his four monk brothers; Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long, are the only ones to survive and they must uncover the secrets of their pasts and find out how their lives all connect to that of Ying.

The five b
Juan Valera
Aug 31, 2010 Juan Valera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kung fu movies are my guilty pleasure, I should admit this before even attempting to describe my love affair with this book. ( It's a little disarming how often I read books intended for much younger readers.) The story is vaguely reminiscent of many other fantasy settings, the wise old master dies and leaves his disciples with power and the responsibility of avenging him and setting right whatever is wrong with the world. But such a typical summary does Jeff Stone no justice, and he deserves re ...more
Dec 04, 2008 Haden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars. Quick, action-packed story about 5 "brothers" who are orphans raised by warrior monks who are all masters in their kung fu style.

Fu (Tiger), Malao (Monkey), Seh (Snake), Hok (Crane), and Long (Dragon) are supposed to run when their temple is attacked and destroyed by their runaway brother, Ying (Eagle).

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Nov 11, 2013 Will rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story takes place in ancient China. Five fellow monks; Fu, Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long, are all masters of their own type of Kung Fu. The first book, "Tiger" is based after Fu. Fu is a strong, hard-headed, quick-tempered, child who is the youngest ever master of tiger-style Kung Fu. His name, Fu, literally translates to Tiger in Cantonese. As do his brother's Malao (Monkey), Seh (Snake), Hok (Crane), and Long (Dragon). They are orphans who live and train in a Shaolin temple along with many o ...more
Kosei K.
May 08, 2013 Kosei K. rated it really liked it
The Five Ancestors book 1:Tiger虎
Jeff stone
196 pages

The book takes place at a temple in China and the youngest monks that live there. Grand master, the leader of the temple, selected the boys at early ages to specialize in a certain style of kung-fu. They all represent a animal like the main character Fu, Fu means tiger in Cantonese. Fu has four brothers Malao (monkey), Seh (snake),Hok (crane), and Long (dragon). Ying (eagle) is also a brother of Fu but he does not live with Fu. Ying is the "bad
May 17, 2009 Jeph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Five Ancestors: Tiger struck me as an odd combination of Kung Fu Panda meets Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but set in ancient China with real Buddhist warrior monks as the main characters.

The Five Ancestors is an ongoing series surrounding five orphans named in Cantonese after the animals they resemble and whose Animal Style Kung Fu they have mastered. When their temple is destroyed and their grandmaster is killed, they are commanded to scatter and recruit help to fight against their traitorous
V.K. Finnish
I only give 4 and 5 stars to books I feel I can read over again and still enjoy just as much. I definitely think The Five Ancestors series is worth reading more than once.

Tiger, the first book of the series, took me a bit to get into it (thus 4 instead of 5 stars), but at that point--the point of no return--I found myself getting into the story and the main character, and I was hooked. The plot is about five orphan brothers who live in a secret temple in 15th-century China. The brothers are name
Ira Book Lover
Keren abis. Ngiler pas baca gerakan kungfu nya. Fu ini macan banget ya, tapi keren. Ending-nya rada gantung. Soalnya habis ini gilirannya Malao yang ahli kungfu gaya monyet. Pasti penuh hal konyol nih.

Cerita diawali dengan penyerangan ke kuil Changzen oleh mantan biksu yang ingin membalas dendam, Ying si elang. Tidak tanggung-tanggung Ying ingin menghabisi semua biksu yang ada di kuil Changzen.

Mahaguru pun menyuruh 5 pendekar mudanya yang diberi nama Fu, Malao, Seh, Hok, dan Long bersembunyi dan
David Sof 2014

Tiger by Jeff stone was about 5 brothers and a formal one they master acient kung fu and was represented each animal, Fu [Tiger:] , Crane, ma lao[monkey:], Long [Dragon:], Sei [snake:] and the evil one [ying:]Eagle. this story was Fu's point of view. Basically Ying the young a formal brther wants the final dragon scroll and the master got his head slice by one of ying's deadly acient weapons. Fu takes the scrolls and versus [Ton long:] Mantis on of ying's companion fought and Fu's Double Tiger f
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the first chapter of Tiger by Jeff Stone, I knew I was going to enjoy this book. The story moves along at a lighting pace and the main character of Fu is quite likable. Young readers will instantly like that these five monks are both young, yet masters of their craft. That each one is trained to fight like the animal that Grandmaster has chosen for them will only make the readers enjoy the story more, as it really sets each main character apart from the others.

Ying is the perfect enemy, as
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Jeff Stone is the author of the ALA and IRA award-winning Five Ancestors series with more than 600,000 copies sold in 14 languages. When that series concluded, he wanted to do something different than another tale set in seventeenth-century China. However, he was reluctant to completely let go of kung fu or the characters he had grown to love. So he created an opportunity to update them to his own ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Five Ancestors (7 books)
  • Monkey (Five Ancestors, #2)
  • Snake (Five Ancestors, #3)
  • Crane (Five Ancestors, #4)
  • Eagle (Five Ancestors, #5)
  • Mouse (Five Ancestors, #6)
  • Dragon (Five Ancestors, #7)

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