Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look

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A cheerful introduction not only to Wu Daozi, but to the power of inspiration.
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   Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy, his brush doesn't want to cooperate. Instead of characters, Daozi's brush drips dancing peonies and flying Buddhas! Soon others are admiring his unbelievable creations on walls around the city, and one day his art comes to life! Little has been written about Daozi, but Look and So masterfully introduce the artist to children.
 

About Lenore Look

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LENORE LOOK is the author of the popular Alvin Ho series; in a starred reviewKirkus Reviews called Alvin "refreshingly original [and] endearing." Lenore is also the author of several acclaimed picture books, including Henry's First-Moon Birthday and Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding, both of which received three starred reviews and were named ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books. Her latest picture book is Polka Dot Penguin Pottery. LEUYEN PHAM is the illustrator of Jennifer LaRue Huget's The Best Birthday Party Ever; Lenore Look's acclaimed Alvin Ho series; Kelly Dipucchio's Grace for President, a New York Times bestselling book; and Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry series. She is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 03 2013

A cheerful introduction not only to Wu Daozi, but to the power of inspiration.

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