The Pea Blossom

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Holiday House, Incorporated, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In a small garden near the great city of Beijing, five peas rest patiently in the same shell. As the peas grow, so do their dreams. One pea longs to fly to the sun and another to the moon. Two more hope to dine with the emperor. But it is the smallest pea whose journey transforms the life of a mother and daughter. Exquisite paintings on rice paper and eloquent retelling bring together Eastern and Western traditions and lend new meaning to a familiar story.

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About the author (2005)

Amy Lowry Poole lived near the Summer Palace in Beijing, China for four years. There, she studied scroll making and worked alongside Chinese artists. Her paintings have been shown in galleries and museums in Beijing, Chicago, New York, and Maine. She now lives part of the year in Chicago, Illinois, with her three daughters and spends summers with them on a farm in Camden, Maine.

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