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The Chinese Mirror
     

The Chinese Mirror

by Margot Zemach (Illustrator), Mirra Ginsburg (Adapted by)
 

Young readers will be highly amused by the chaos the mirror creates when simple folk fail to recognize themselves. Pastel illustrations warmly and humorously complement a sensitive retelling of the Korean folktale.

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Young readers will be highly amused by the chaos the mirror creates when simple folk fail to recognize themselves. Pastel illustrations warmly and humorously complement a sensitive retelling of the Korean folktale.

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Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
In this simple Korean folktale, a man brings home a mirror from China and hides it in his trunk. When the members of his family discover this strange treasure, confusion ensues and each member sees a different stranger peering out of the mirror. His wife sees a beautiful young woman, his mother sees a wrinkled old crone, and his father sees the neighbor's grandpa. After the family argues and returns the mirror to the trunk, a curious boy and a neighbor put an end to the intriguing object from China. Zemach uses watercolor paintings to skillfully illustrate Ginsburg's sensitive retelling of this folktale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833573919
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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