The same story that captivated readers in 1977 is back in a stunning new edition! Hwei Min, the only daughter of the emperor of China, has been blind since birth. Her father offers a reward to anyone who can find a cure for the little girl. It seems that no one from magicians to physicians can help her. Then, one day a wise old man with a mysterious seeing stick visits the princess. Will he be able to teach Hwei Min that there is more than one way to see the world?
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Jane Yolen is the author of over two hundred books, including children's books, fantasy, science fiction, and poetry. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? was on the New York Times bestseller list for five months. Yolen has three children and six grandchildren. She lives in Massachusetts.
Daniella Terrazzini studied photography at The London College of Printing and fine art painting in Milan. She has done illustrations for Chronicle Books and Macmillan. This is her second book for children.Review:
Kiwi Magazine, October 2009
“Thirty plus years later, this inspirational book tells the story of a young emperor’s daughter without vision, who manages to ’see’ with her fingers and open up a whole new world. It’s a beautiful story and will offer children a perspective on our many senses and how we can use them to experience our world. The illustrations are glorious and could stand alone as a work of art.”
Smithsonian Pan Asian Pacific Studies’ “Book Dragon” blog, 10/09
“Without a doubt, the most remarkable part of this striking new edition of Jane Yolen’s 1977 title are the pictures... the tale comes to vibrant life with newcomer (this is only her second children’s title!) Daniela Terrazzini’s magical pictures...The transformation of Hwei Ming’s world, both in her story and on the actual page, is astonishing. Terrazzini’s talent truly presents a magical gift of technicolor sight.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/27/09
“Beautifully embossed pages invite young readers to trace their own fingertips across the page, learning how the princess "grew eyes on the tips of her fingers.”
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