Monday, December 29, 2008
The Good-Luck Horse
Finished The Good-Luck Horse by Chi-Yi Chan, illustrated by her twelve year old son Plato Chan. This book won the Caldecott Honor Medal in 1944. It is based on a Chinese folk tale and tells the story of a lonely boy, Wah-Toong, who longs for a friend. He cuts a horse out of paper and the magician who lives next door turns the paper horse into a real one. The illustrations are very consistent and the expression on Wah-Toong's father's face, after the magic horse has wrecked his garden, is excellent.
This was an interlibrary loan from the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, Michigan.
Posted by atleast at Monday, December 29, 2008