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Tiger (Five Ancestors #1)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,366 Ratings  ·  230 Reviews

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—their “temple brothers”—as their family. Then one terrible night, the temple is destroyed. Fu and his brothers are the only survivors. Charged by their grand

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 22nd 2005 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Darth J
Apr 25, 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 20, 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
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
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
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Copyright 2005 by Jeff Stone
Cover Ilustrations copyright 2005 by Richard Cowdrey
Penerbit Teen@Noura [ Penerbit Noura Books ]
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 terhad
Kacy Harsha
Jun 10, 2015 Kacy Harsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read for young teens or older elementary.
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
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
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
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
May 29, 2014 Ishaan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tiger is the first book in the Five Ancestors series, by Jeff Stone. This book follows the story of Fu, a young monk, who has mastered the Kung Fu style of Tiger. When his home, Cangzhen Temple, is attacked by a bitter and angry former monk, wielding the fearsome power of gunpowder, all the monks except him and his four brothers are slaughtered. Fu flees into the forest, and must learn to survive on his own, while also honing his skills, so that he may avenge his deceased teacher. His quest for ...more
Mingo Johnson
Nov 24, 2014 Mingo Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was interesting. There were seven orphans that were adopted by a grandmaster of martial arts. He taught each individual a different animal in martial arts and gave him/her that name as a person. they all became masters of their art at a young age. Ying, eagle style, was furious with the grandmaster because he not only killed his father when he was a little boy, Ying perceives that the grandmaster was part of his best friend who is deer style getting killed. Now, Ying will kill the grandmaster ...more
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!
Dec 29, 2015 Mori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-slovak
Keď sa vás z čista jasna opýta kamarátka, či náhodou ešte nemáte "tú kung fu sériu čo sa podľa zvierat volala a oni mali ich štýl boja a Mori veď vieš" a vy zrazu máte zjavenie a flashback a booyah.
Kedysi v dávnych dobách základnej školy, som vďaka môjmu úžasnému talentu a skromnosti vyhrala v nejakej tej súťaži knihu. Knihu, ktorú som prečítala ja a kamarátka a všetci čo naokolo chceli, tak veľmi sme z nej boli hotový. Samozrejme, že to bola táto kniha.
Po siedmich-ôsmich rokoch si nepamätám ni
Kids will go for the fight scenes and short length of this book about young warrior monks who escape into the wild after their training grounds are destroyed by a vengeful soldier who used to train with them. Although some parts of the story seemed to drag a little, the plot generally moved along well. I thought the ending came a little too soon as there could have been more resolution before setting up the second book. The dialogue bothered me because it frequently sounded like what a couple of ...more
Shivam Gangal
Tiger by Jeff Stone is an intriguing book. This book starts when a group of monks in china who all have learnt an animal style of kung fu get attacked. While the attack is going an all 6 of them are hiding in a single barrel and soon enough they learn that the attack was from their brother who goes by the name of Ying. Fu the tiger and his brothers have lost their home and now have to run and hide before the army attacks them and kills them. This book is very suspenseful as at the beginning," I ...more
Mar 27, 2014 Phoebe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jacob got a Kindle over the holidays last year, so I've been on the lookout for ebooks to borrow on his behalf (since it's connected to my Amazon account) the last two months. It looked like he would enjoy this series, so I got on the waitlist... and then decided to also send it to my devices once it was available so that I could read along too. Turned out he finished it pretty quickly and asked me to get the second book before I even started the first, lol. In any event, I really liked it! I'm ...more
Wahyu Nurasman
ringan, mudah dicerna (#halah) ceritanya asyik dak terkoneksi dengan buku lainnya (tampak jelas bahwa karakter mendapatkan 'jatah' bukunya sendiri)

kali ini berfokus pada Fu sang macan (dooh...??) yang mengalami peristiwa setelah penyerangan kuil dimana dia berlatih.

mengingat masih banyaknya seri, buku ini 'memerankan' jatah mainnya sendiri. tapi daam hal penceritaannya, buku yang beralur cepat, kehilangan detil dalam perjalanannya. saat bertarung misalnya, buatku tidak diceritakan dengan jelas
May 16, 2015 内森 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was like watching an action movie (kung fu movie), I was entertained the entire time. The Chinese world it takes place in was a nice change of pace. Though I do worry a bit that the initial excitement might wear off as the series continues. Have to wait and see.

Some people have mentioned that it seemed too young to them. I didn't feel that way, the fights are very violent and there was a hefty body count in this book. Characters involved in this tragedy are struggling through. Before this I
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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Jun 18, 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
3 stars... because it is rare that I find a book that I don't enjoy! With all the hallmarks of Kung Fu lore this first in the series of the Five Ancestors has a great deal of appeal for the action adventure reader. The moving of the plot and the unfolding rivalry between the monk turned bad-guy and the five young loyal warrior monks to their temple and grandmaster is the strength of the book. The main character of this book, Fu, is engaging and evolves with each mistake and success in the story. ...more
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
Dec 18, 2008 Haden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 08, 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
Oct 25, 2011 Breeona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was the best book a read in the series. In the book the kid named Fu and brothers were hiding from another brother that betrayed them and the temple and then he found them. He ran in the forest and then he thuoght of the scolls that the brother named Ying which is the betrayer of the temple and them. He went back and he found a guy named Tolong and he had the scrolls and then he fought him and then Fu won and he ran back to the forest and then Ying killed the grandmaster while Fu was g ...more
Juan Valera
Jul 30, 2015 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
Kosei K.
May 08, 2013 Kosei K. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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