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Brush of the Gods

by Lenore Look

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This was a beautifully written and illustrated Chinese story. The pictures were so detailed and colorful and really captured the Chinese people in a great way. The story was very mystifying as well. It can be a multicultural read about some of the history of China and of this man whose paintings came off the walls. It has great imagination and would spark the interest of a child instantly. There are many words so it would be a good read aloud story or for an older child.
  ediekm1990 | Jun 3, 2014 |
Wu Daozi was not a promising calligraphy student, but he turned out to be an amazing artist. His paintings were so life like they were rumored to come to life and walk away. After painting an amazing masterpiece that took years to complete Wu Daozi simply walked into his painting and disappeared.
  BrandiMichelle | Jun 1, 2014 |
Great cultural book about a Wu Daozi, a young Chinese boy who discover that he has a great ability to paint. The pictures in this book are amazing. ( )
  tzarate | Apr 24, 2014 |
As a young boy Wu Daozi discovers he has an amazing ability to paint. His paintings become more and more life like until one day they actual come to life!
  stacy3176 | Mar 16, 2014 |
I love the illustrations in this book. I hope children and adults pick up this book about an artist who paints so well, legend has it that his work came to life and he walked into a painting rather than die. ( )
  scote23 | Dec 26, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375870016, Hardcover)

   Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy, his brush doesn't want to cooperate. Instead of characters, Daozi's brush drips dancing peonies and flying Buddhas! Soon others are admiring his unbelievable creations on walls around the city, and one day his art comes to life! Little has been written about Daozi, but Look and So masterfully introduce the artist to children.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:24:46 -0400)

During the Tang dynasty, master painter Wu Daozi creates an extraordinary mural for the emperor.

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