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With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how can she match the emperor's mighty power?Julia Donaldson's brilliant verse combines with beautiful illustrations to bring vibrant life to a traditional tale of how a little girl's integrity can withstand the corruption of power and greed.
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, The Giants and the Joneses, The Wrong Kind of Bark, and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. Joel Stewart is the illustrator of such children's books as The Cow Tripped Over the Moon and Have You Ever Seen a Sneep?