The Magic Tapestry by Demi
A Chinese Folktale

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Demi embroiders her retelling of this ancient fairy tale from China with richly textured words and finely detailed pictures inspired by Chinese art and fabrics. Readers will be caught up in the action and enchantment of the son's heroic quest of a magic tapestry as it unfolds page by page in dazzling gold ink. Full color.
 

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Demi became fascinated with Buddhism at the age of three, when she chose a small golden statue of the Buddha at a five-and-dime store. At age twenty-one she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study art in India, where she walked in the footsteps of the Buddha. She has practiced Buddhism for twenty years, along with her husband, Tze-si Huang. In researching the art for "Buddha," she drew from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, and Indonesian paintings, sculptures, and sutra illustrations, particularly Pahari and Chamba Indian miniature paintings. For the story of the Buddha's life, Demi relied on her library of more than 82,000 books, most of which relate to Buddhism. Demi is the author and illustrator of many books, including "The Empty Pot," "The Magic Tapestry," "The Firebird," and "The Magic Gold Fish," She lives in Carnation, Washington.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Despite complaints by her older sons, a woman works for years on a magnificent tapestry of animals and flowers while her youngest son supports them all.

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This fast-paced retelling of an ancient Chinese fairy tale revolves around the search for a stolen tapestry.

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