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Warlords Fish (Warlord)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

"The young artist's apprentice of Warlord's Puzzle (2000) and Warlord's Beads (2001) brings a third ancient invention to the worldi1/2compassesi1/2with an adventure story-plus instructions at the end for a simple modern instrumenti1/2"
-Kirkus Reviews

Clever Chuan makes his third appearance, this time as an artist's apprentice for the warl
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 2002 by Pelican Publishing Company
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Katie Logonauts
The artist and his young apprentice, Chuan, are kidnapped by a group of traders and taken out across the wilds and into the vast desert (along the Silk Route and through the Takla Makan, though the names are not used). When a sandstorm blocks the sun and clouds block the stars, Chuan convinces the artist to use his south-pointing fish to help them find their way to the oasis. The Author's Note explains that the Chinese invented a south-pointing compass made of a magnetic spoon by the third centu ...more
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Mar 06, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Shelves: china, desert, kidnapping, lost
Another fun story in the Warlord's series. This time the artist and Chuan are abducted by some angry traders while the warlord is "out of town." As they are being spirited away, the traders become lost in the desert after a sandstorm. All are convinced they are going to die, by Chuan remembers a little fish the artist made whose tail always points south when it floats in the water. Yes - you guessed it, the first magnetic compass!

Lovely illustrations.
Nov 28, 2012 Amber rated it really liked it
Shelves: school, sy12-13
What do fish have to do with math? Everything if the fish is a compass! My daughter was skeptical to read this book but in the end was as impressed with this book as she was with previous installations. The historical information at the end interest the children to no end.
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