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The Magic Leaf

Morris, Winifred

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ISBN 10: 0689313586 / ISBN 13: 9780689313585
Edité par Atheneum, New York, 1987
Etat : Very good Couverture rigide
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1st ptg. The author's first picture book, oblong 8vo, full green cloth with delicate color paintings by Ju-Hong Chen. Signed by author and illustrator on half-title. Very good in very good, price-clipped dj. Signed by Morris, Chen. N° de réf. du libraire 4363

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Titre : The Magic Leaf

Éditeur : Atheneum, New York

Date d'édition : 1987

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : Chen, Ju-Hong

Etat du livre : Very good

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st ed

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Synopsis :

When a foolish man believes he has become invisible from touching a magic leaf, he sneaks into the mayor's private garden to view the peonies.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2 Lee Foo knows he is smart. For instance, when his sword falls in the water he marks the side of the boat so he will know where to find it. Later, He uses a supposedly magic leaf to make himself invisible; he then steals into the mayor's garden where he ad mires the peonies. Guards throw him in jail, but he comes before a gullible judge who also believes in magic. The magistrate tests the leaf: he holds it and asks if Lee Foo can see him. Re calling past disasters, Lee Foo sudden ly doesn't feel so smart after all. His moment of insight shapes his answer and wins him his freedom. Told in the manner of a Chinese folktale, the story tries to give children a chance to feel superior to a foolish hero. Unfortu nately, Lee Foo emerges more like an ordinary forgetful man than the true simpleton who elicits laughter. Also, the narrative takes so long building up to the main action that interest wanes. Finally, some readers will have trouble with the lie that brings about the sto ry's resolution. The soft watercolor il lustrations please the eye with their muted tones but, like the story, lack focus and impact. Ellen D. Warwick, formerly at Thompson School, Arling ton, Mass.
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