The boy and the magic brush
Liang and the Magic Paintbrush by DemiIs there not anything that Demi cannot do? “Liang and the Magic Paintbrush” is a Chinese folktale by Demi that is about a young boy named Liang who receives a magic paintbrush from a magical man and every time Liang painted with the paintbrush, whatever he painted would come to life and he also must avoid the evil emperor at all costs! “Liang and the Magic Paintbrush” is truly a beautiful tale about the consequences of being greedy that many children will love for years!
Demi had made this book completely beyond amazing with her beautiful illustrations and her dazzling writing of this ancient Chinese folktale. Demi makes this book extremely exciting as Liang is immediately thrown into trouble when the Emperor forces Liang to come to his palace to do his evil biddings with the paintbrush. I loved the way that Demi made Liang into such a kind-hearted and clever character as he truly uses his magic paintbrush for good intentions such as helping out his family and friends and it is that aspect of Liang’s personality that I really enjoyed since I also love helping other people during their time of needs too. I also thought that the idea about a magic paintbrush bringing paintings to life is truly creative and amazing as I never would have read about an object that would bring drawings to life, although that does seem to be the norm for many fairy tales. Demi’s illustrations are extremely beautiful, especially the way that Demi drew the bamboo trees in luscious green colors and I also loved the image of Liang himself as he has dark hair and small eyes and he is always shown wearing a beige colored robe which clearly makes him look distinguished and innocent.
All in all, “Liang and the Magic Paintbrush” is a truly magnificent book for children who love Chinese folktales and love to learn about the consequences of being too greedy. I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the Chinese names might be too difficult for smaller children to read through.
Week beginning 15th January 2018
Long, long ago in Ancient China there lived a poor boy, who was called Chang. Although he loved drawing, Chang was too poor to have a paintbrush so he used a stick instead. He would draw in the sand or scratch marks on the walls. Early one morning, Chang saw a large, silver fish trapped in the tall reeds by the riverbank. The fish were struggling to get free. He helped to release the fish because he felt sorry fot them. Later that day, Chang was sleeping.
Once upon a time, there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and liked drawing so much that he drew pictures everywhere. One night, he dreamed that an old man gave him a magic paintbrush and asked him to use it to help poor people. When he woke up, he found the magic paintbrush on his desk. From that day on, he used the paintbrush whenever poor people needed help. When he saw that people had no water to use in the fields, he drew a river and the river came to life.
Self Portrait. Photograph courtesy of Maleonn. Raised in the backstage of the theatre, his work expresses fables and a fantasy world.
I don't know the "history" of this story, if it's a legend or something Demi made up, it feels like it's a bit of both. The art complements the story very well, and though the color scheme feels a little dated very 's , it still works in the story. Content notes: No language or sensuality issues. Several people die by drowning because they get in over their heads with the magic which is what gives this the classic fairy tale feel; Grimms and co. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Jump to navigation. This traditional story is about using your talents to help others. What can the magic paintbrush do? Watch and find out! I will paint cricket bats which will be made out of fine willow wood. The name of the company will be "Great Strike.
Myths and tales from around the world. In this episode, the adventures of Liang, a poor boy who uses his magic paintbrush to make amazing things happen. Myths, legends and tales from around the world jump off the pages and straight into children's imagination in this innovative mix of animation and live action. Children help create the artwork and play all the characters, creating a fantastic mix of multi-layered pop-up book and magical stage play. The episodes combine traditional lighting, props, humour, make-up and costumes with cutting-edge virtual studio technology to immerse the audience in some of the world's most exciting stories, some well known, others less so. This tale is based in China, and follows the adventures of Liang, a poor boy who, with his magic paintbrush, makes amazing things happen. See all episodes from Tellytales.