Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When a poor boy in China receives a magical paintbrush, everything he paints turns to life. But the wicked emperor wants to capture the boy when he hears the news. The story will excite readers as the ruler gets his just reward when the boy creates a masterpiece that spells his doom.


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User Review  - claireforhan - LibraryThing

A cute folktale from China about a young boy who gets a magic paintbrush and uses it to paint things for those who have nothing. Then the greedy emperor steals the paintbrush and the brush doesn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - rvangent - LibraryThing

This is a good example of a legend because it is based on the story of a boy who lived in China a long time ago. The events and the details of the events such as the conversations he has and the ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Demi has traveled and studied art throughout the world. She has received several art awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship to study in India, and her diverse range of work has been exhibited from coast to coast and even abroad. Among the mediums she works in are serigraph, watercolor, mobile, collage, and textile design.

Demi is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including Firebird, Buddha, The Dalai Lama and The Dragon's Tale. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she lives in Carnation, Washington.

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