The only treasure he found there was a small orange kitten that seemed to like him, so he took it back to his farm. Every day, all day long, he worked his land, but before long, he began to find that his evening meal was ready for him to cook when he returned. Yet no one had been there. The kitten was always sitting contentedly on the windowsill.
How Da Wei discovered the kitten's secret, found a lovely bride for himself, and was able to thwart his corrupt landlord make an enchanting story full of romance and adventure that will stir young readers' imaginations.
Skillfully retold and illustrated with sensitive oil paintings, this is a book that children will come back to time after time.
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This enchanted adventure tale from the Changs (The Beggar’s Magic, 1997, etc.) rolls along smoothly, telling of a poor but thoughtful and diligent son of a peasant in China.| Read Full Review of DA Wei's Treasure: A Chinese ...
While the characters of McElrath-Eslick's (Does God Know How to Tie Shoes?) oil paintings look somewhat inconsistent, a close-up of Da Wei at the moment when his father's gift begins its supernatural transformation and a view of the boy reaching the seaside village are standouts.| Read Full Review of DA Wei's Treasure: A Chinese ...