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The Magic Paintbrush

By Laurence Yep
Illustrated by Suling Wang
2000, 89 pages, paperback.
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Steve can hardly believe it. With his new paintbrush, whatever he paints becomes real. Now he, Grandfather, and Uncle Fong can wish for anything they want. Uncle Fong uses the paintbrush to return China, to the village of his childhood and grandfather wants to meets the Lady on the Moon. Steve wonders if the magic paintbrush can bring his parents back. But they all soon realize the paintbrush might have its…

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"As always, Yep's crisp style keeps the pages turning, and he leaves his story with a snappy dialogue, realistic characters, and plenty of wise humor."
- Publishers Weekly

"Simple yet sensitive."
- School Library Journal

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Laurence Yep is one of the most respected Asian American authors writing for children today. His award-winning middle-grade novels include the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate. Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco and now lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Suling Wang has worked in illustration, animation, and multimedia design for several years. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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