TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM.
“LIANG AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH”
Illustrated by: Demi
Publisher: Square Fish
Long ago in China a poor boy named Liang earns money by gathering firewood and cutting reeds. His one wish is to paint, but he cannot afford a paintbrush. Liang’s luck seems to change one day when suddenly he finds himself the owner of a magical paintbrush. Now whatever pictures he paints come to life! Everything is going well for young Liang until a greedy emperor finds out about his special paintbrush. Now Liang must paint for the emperor who just wants to exploit the young artist. It will take more than just magic for Liang to free himself from the wicked ruler, but fortunately, he has a plan.