The Magic Brush

The Magic Brush

A Story of Love, Family, and Chinese Characters

By Kat Yeh; Huy Voun Lee; Huy Voun Lee (Illustrator)

Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802721785, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

Description

Combining a heartwarming family story, a magical adventure, and amultilingual primer on Chinese language, "The MagicBrush" tells the story of Jasmine, a young girl who learnsChinese calligraphy from her Agong, or grandfather. As Jasmine learnshow to paint the characters for dragon, fish, horse, friend, and more, she and Agong are magically transported to the wondrous world they arecreating. But when Agong passes away, Jasmine must find a way for theirspecial paintings to live on. Could her baby brother Tai-Tai be thekey? "The Magic Brush," beautifully rendered intraditional cut-paper, is perfect for young readers and their parentsto share, steeped in Chinese traditions and full of magical adventure.



About the Author
Kat Yeh grew up reading, writing, and dreaming in Westtown, Pennsylvania. She currently lives with her family on Long Island, where she can see water every day. "The Truth about Twinkie Pie" is her debut novel.

HUY VOUN LEE was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and moved to the United States in 1975. She has written and illustrated three other books on Chinese character writing: "At the Beach", "In the Snow", and "In the Park". A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Lee lives in New York City.

HUY VOUN LEE was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and moved to the United States in 1975. She has written and illustrated three other books on Chinese character writing: "At the Beach", "In the Snow", and "In the Park". A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Lee lives in New York City.