While this version is of Japanese origin, it orginated first in China as Ma Liang and it was a boy. In the original tale as it was first handed down decades, nay centry or more ago, Ma liang came froma a poor family and the paint brush brought wealth and comfort. in this Japanese version This book tells of a little Chinese boy who does not appreciate what he has and wants more and more and more. It is a great book that can be used to teach what happens when you wish for something without realizing how it can impact your life or how greedy you may be becoming. The art is especially important in this book because it coincides with the story line very well. The little boy has a magic paint brush and the art is done so that it appears to be coming directly from his brush
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Book Description Parents' Magazine Press, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used hardcover with small tear in upper right corner of cover. Good overall condition for the age and fully intact. - Disclaimer: May have a different cover image than stock photos shows, as well as being a different edition/printing, unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you're looking for one of these specifically. Your order will ship with FREE Delivery Confirmation (Tracking). We are a family business, and your satisfaction is our goal!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000097732