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005 – The Magnificent Brocade

A brother’s fate depends on a tiger’s whisker, 

a weaver makes an enchanted brocade, 

a mischievous beggar suddenly becomes king.


Storypoem: “The Two Brothers and the Tiger’s Whisker,” adapted from a Korean folktale.

Folktale: “The Magnificent Brocade,” adapted from a Chinese folktale

Recommended Reading: “The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha” by Lloyd Alexander

Read It: A Mango-Shaped Space

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Even though I saw the set-up for the sad part waaaay off, I still cried my eyes out! It worked (I think) because the main character didn’t see it until she was in the moment, and I experienced it along with her.

I’ve always been drawn to books about people who don’t fit in– and this was a great one for that. Even though our heroine is the official “weird” one, the author does a nice job of highlighting everyone’s weirdness without being heavy-handed.

 

 

 

I recommend it for:

  • Artists
  • Kids in small towns
  • Cat lovers
  • Anyone who feels both ashamed and proud of being weird (see #4 on the Enneagram)

Enjoy!