Robert D. San Souci The Enchanted Tapestry

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The Enchanted Tapestry

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With the aid of a sorceress, young Li Ju seeks his mother's precious handmade tapestry held by the fairies of Sun Mountain

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Grade 1-3 Traditional themes of punishing greed and rewarding filial duty are used in this blending of several versions of a Chinese folktale. The widowed mother of three grown sons makes her living by weaving beautiful silk tapestries. After she labors over a tapestry which embodies her dreams for prosperity, her sons are put to a test of courage and daring. Only the youngest loves his mother enough to prevailand he wins a beautiful fairy to boot. The illustrations, combining watercolor, colored pencils, and gouache, call to mind the faded, washed-out appearance of a very old silk tapestry. Unfortunately these soft tones do not support the text, which describes ``brilliant red flowers'' and ``rich green meadows.'' The characters are illustrated in the same style as the tapestry itself, creating some confusion between the world of the larger or outer story and the scenes depicted on the woman's loom. Marilee Heyer's The Weaving of a Dream (Viking, 1986), a retelling based on the same legend, is illustrated with exquisite attention to detail and sumptuous colors. Heyer's use of magical elements and dramatic perspectives infuse the full-page illustrations with wonder and beauty. For both reading aloud and lap-reading, the Heyer title is preferable. Susan H. Patron, Los Angeles Public Library
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This is a perfect marriage of tale and art. Skillful and immediate, the text retells a Chinese story of a poor weaver woman with three sons, two selfish and one loving. When her most precious handmade tapestry is blown away on a magical wind, two sons grieve over the lost sale value, and the third grieves with her simply because it was hers. One by one, she sends her sons to retrieve it, but a sorceress waylays the first two with gold. The third son succeeds, despite icy rivers and walls of fire. The tapestry then becomes real, and mother and son enter its paradise-like world, while the two greedy sons return as beggars in the end. Here are elements of so many tales, Western and Chinese: the magical quest, sheer visual poetry and the contrast of love and greed. The pace and clarity of the narrative support the length, and Gal's art will engage even a very young child's interest. A beautiful book. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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