Red Thread by Ed Young

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Anxiously searching for a wife, Wei Gu encounters a mysterious old man who tells him that red thread will reveal his future wife and points out a small child who will, one day, become his wife, in a distinctively illustrated tale.

About Ed Young

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Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Published March 24, 1993 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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a man and woman will eventually marry if their feet are tied together with this red thread.'' Young's pastel and watercolor illustrations alternate panoramic overviews of a busy Chinese village with impressionistic personal close-ups.

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