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The Magic Brush: A Story Of Love, Family, And Chinese Characters (2011)

by Kat Yeh(Favorite Author)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 1
0802721796 (ISBN13: 9780802721792)
Walker Childrens
review 1: I don't know when a children's book has affected me so much. This book has beautiful pictures, a sweet story and deals with grief and loss in the simplest, loveliest way. The story is simple. A young girl, too old for naps, starts learning Chinese calligraphy from her grandfather. It is magic. She helps tell the story they will draw, and the Chinese character is incorporated into the drawing, making it a great hide-and-seek book. Every day, all summer long, at naptime, her little brother goes to sleep and she creates magic with her grandfather.
review 2: Combining a heartwarming family story, a magical adventure, and a multilingual primer on Chinese language, The Magic Brush tells the story of Jasmine, a young girl who learns Chinese calligraphy from her Agong,
... more or grandfather. As Jasmine learns how to paint the characters for dragon, fish, horse, friend, and more, she and Agong are magically transported to the wondrous world they are creating. But when Agong passes away, Jasmine must find a way for their special paintings to live on. Could her baby brother Tai-Tai be the key? The Magic Brush , beautifully rendered in traditional cut-paper, is perfect for young readers and their parents to share, steeped in Chinese traditions.Subjects Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction Chinese language -- Writing -- Juvenile literature. Calligraphy, Chinese -- Juvenile literature. Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction less
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Enjoyed reading, great symbol integration into the pictures. Cute story, tough w/grandfather dying.
typical exoticism.. exoticized daily ritual and typical grandfather..ugh!
Appealing family story.
The magic of writing.
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