Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Seven Chinese Brothers

The Seven Chinese Brothers

Written by: Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by: Mou-Sien Tseng

Elementary Grades

"In colorful language well suited to a story of ingenuity and valor, Mahy presents the Chinese folktale about brothers with amazing powers. Although the broad outline is the same as The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrated by Kurt Wiese (first published in 1938), Mahy's stirring retelling is very different from and just as good as the earlier effort. She has elaborated on the story, spicing it with more action and adding ironic humor. Replete with striking character portraits, the Tsengs' dramatic watercolors evoke the Orient and provide authentic, historical details."

Publisher's Weekly Review

1 comment:

  1. Glad to find you! I'd like to send you a copy of my book to review.