Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong

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Mr. Haktak digs up a curious brass pot in his garden and decides to carry his coin purse in it. When Mrs. Haktak's hairpin slips into the pot, she reaches in and pulls out two coin purses and two hairpins--this is a magic pot!

About Lily Toy Hong

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Lily Toy Hong is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Lily Toy Hong include Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale, El Senor Sol Y El Senor Mar (Djame Leer, No 3), How the Ox Star Fell from Heaven, and The Empress and the Silkworm.
Published January 1, 1993 by Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hong, who debuted with the much-praised How Ox Star Fell from Heaven (1991), returns to her Chinese heritage for a kindly tale about an aged couple whose fortunes are improved by a magic pot that duplicates whatever is put into it--a blessing, until old Mrs. Haktak falls in and emerges as twins.

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As she did in How the Ox Star Fell from Heaven , this talented author-illustrator here distills a Chinese folktale with style and humor. Her lucid narrative is coupled with beguiling, full-page airbru

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