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Too Many Suns

by Julie Lawson, Martin Springett (Illustrator)

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In ancient China, the sun was an important symbol in Chinese Mythology. The sun is considered "the yang in nature, and the source of all brightness" as well as a symbol for the Emperor.
Every morning Youngest Brother wakes up at dawn to greet the morning sun. Youngest Brother is one of ten brothers and he has aspirations of painting and drawing one day, but everyday he must do chores with his other brothers. Youngest Brother loves the colors of the sun and the sky and he is inspired by the reds, oranges, and sometimes even purple. There are multiple suns though and they each live at the edge of the world. Each sun takes turn shinning and they are all different sizes. Just like Youngest Brother, there is also a Smallest Sun, who dazzles the world with his sunsets. One day, Smallest Sun's older brothers decide that they don't like taking turns shinning in the sky and they want to shine all at the same time. But, with all the suns shinning at the same time, it dries out the land and makes the animals and people weak. The Jade Emperor, high in the Celestial Kingdom, seeing all of the land drying up and his people tired and thirsty, decides that he can no longer allow all of the suns to shine at the same time. The Emperor sends the Immortal Archer to shoot down the suns with his magical bows and errors. Each of the suns gets shot down, but the Youngest Brother begs the Immortal Archer to spare the Smallest Sun. Smallest Sun then becomes the only sun to shine in the sky. ( )
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Every morning Youngest Brother awakes before his nine brothers to greet the dawn. This was long ago, When dragons were still young, ten suns suns lived at the far edge of the world. One after the other they took turns shining. That was the way of things. Then one day, the all suns decided to shine together and everything goes wrong.

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