The Magic Paintbrush

A Chinese Folktale

Folktales from Around the World
  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

This magical folktale tells of a boy who awakes from a dream with a paintbrush that brings his drawings to life. He paints tools, cows, and food for his village, and teaches a greedy emperor a lesson.

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978-1-62323-211-5
$34.95
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2013
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JUV012020, JUV012030, JUV012040
Dewey 398.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 8.25
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 152913
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Reviewed, and Starred
  • Folktales
  • About the Illustrator
Author: M. J. York

M. J. York has an undergraduate degree in English and history and a master's degree in library science. M. J. lives in Minnesota and works as a children's-book editor. She has always been fascinated by myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world.

Illustrator: Cat Zaza

Cat Zaza is an Italian illustrator, but she spent most of her life living all around the world. She currently lives in Paris, though she travels constantly. Cat enjoys learning everything she can about different cultures, and true to her name, she loves cats!

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from Library Media Connection on September 1, 2013

These easy-to-read books retell worldwide folktales in a child-friendly manner. Colorful illustrations, along with monochromatic illustrations, add to the narration. At the end of each book is a discussion of folktales in general and the specific folktale, including a question for… View →