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"Heartfelt and quite lovely."

Kirkus Reviews

". . . this attractive introduction will intrigue curious children and enhance multicultural studies."

Booklist Reviews

The Magic Brush

A picture book by Kat Yeh

Illustrated by Huy Voun Lee

Walker Books for Children, January 2011

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, 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 and full of magical adventure.

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