The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

by Grace Lin


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ISBN-13: 9780807569221
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: AD720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
elenaazad on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Grace Lin's "The Red Thread" is the story of a king and queen who are deeply sad, but have no idea as to way. Both feel as if someone or something is tugging at their hearts. It isn't until an old peddler visits their kingdom that the king and queen are able to see the source of this tugging. The peddler's magic spectacles reveal a red thread connected to both their hearts and winding far away into the distance. The old man tells them that the thread cannot be severed; instead, they must follow it until they find who or what is pulling on the other end. Only then will the king and queen have peace. And so they travel across the sea to a distant land where they find their baby daughter. What's especially appealing about Lin's illustrations is the blend of traditional and modern. Her art is quirky and colorful - there is something very playful, almost cartoonish about it - yet doesn't get too crazy or abstract. This fusion affects the story as well.The tale of the king and queen is framed within one of a modern little Asian girl having it told to her by her Caucasian parents. The king and queen in the story look suspiciously similar to the parents telling the story, as does the little princess to their daughter. "The Red Thread" is a great choice for any adopted child, particularly one who may need reassurance that he or she truly belongs in the family. Although it is a fairy tale, it may answer some children's questions about adoption. However, any child can enjoy the story. It is best-suited for preschoolers and kindergartners those children just beginning to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will ever break. This is a Chinese saying very often associated with adoption. I bought this book for a coworker who adopted a baby from China. She almost cried.
kafichka More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my sister who is adopting from China. It is a gorgeous story about a child and her parents finding each other and lets you truly feel how wonderful that moment is when the empty part of your heart is filled after aching for a child. I think my adopted niece will understand how much she is loved as she discovers this story.