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The Khan's Daughter: A Mongolian Folktale by…

The Khan's Daughter: A Mongolian Folktale

by Laurence Yep

Other authors: Jean Tseng (Illustrator), Mou-Sien Tseng (Illustrator)

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This folktale tells the story of a commoner who comes to marry the royal Khan's daughter, if he can fetch back the wealth from the 7 demons in the mountains. In his final adventure, he believes he has met his match and lost the Khan's daughter forever...
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  TUCC | Apr 17, 2018 |
I enjoyed this classic Mongolian folktale because the princess was really the hero. ( )
  HannahRevard | Oct 17, 2013 |
A young commoner is told by his father that he will marry the Khan's daughter. When he arrives at the tent of the Khan he is set on three quests to prove his worthiness. He finally does by showing the daughter that he will not get himself killed at the first opportunity.

Classroom connections: This story could be used to discuss folktales from around the world. The idea of the stories having a moral or teaching purpose, as well as the different types of stories from around the world.
  smilz23 | Jun 8, 2008 |
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Tseng, JeanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Hearing it foretold that he will marry the Khan's daughter someday, poor shepherd boy Mongke journeys to the Khan's court to prove himself worthy but is taught a lesson by the strong-minded princess that neither of them will forget.

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In this retelling of a Mongolian folktale a simple shepherd must pass three tests in order to marry the Khan's beautiful daughter.

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