When a poor boy in China receives a magical paintbrush, everything he paints turns to life. But the wicked emperor wants to capture the boy when he hears the.. . Read the story of The Magic Paint Brush: Once upon a time, there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and liked drawing so much that he. Once upon a time, there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and helped a rich man to tend cattle. He liked drawing and.

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Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

There are two things that detracted from anr enjoyment of the book, though. I loved the idea of it. At first, he cannot because no one will give him a brush, but then a stranger gives him a magic brush that can bring the things he paints to life! Demi makes this book extremely exciting as Liang is immediately thrown into trouble when the Emperor forces Liang to come liwng his palace to do his evil biddings with the paintbrush.

I hesitate to paintbrus this to little ones because they may not like that part. However, certainly many European folk and fairy tales implement similar strategies for this plots, so it’s not without precedent.

Once he had the paintbrush, he felt very happy and he invited his friends to come to his home so that he could show them his new possession.

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Liang and the Magic Paintbrush by Demi

At the time it was “invented” it was an ideal way of using up old bread. After haring the news the emperor is now after him. Feb 23, PaKong added it. When he woke up, he found the magic paintbrush on his desk. The not-so-nice emperor finds out and orders him to paint things for him. Liang prevails in the end! We love this book Reading Rainbow recommendations are usually great.

The gardener communes with nature, can sow and reap, shape the garden as he or she sees fit, relax or simply enjoy the beauty of it. Return to Book Page.

From that day on, he used the paintbrush whenever people needed help.

A Magic Paint Brush – The Story of Ma Liang

The bad man saw that and felt very happy. Red Mansion collection gets popular. That would be something that might need to be discussed somewhat with a class.

A face that says it all. But one day, in the gambling house, Li won three hundred yuan….

Jul 24, Olivia rated it really liked it. Han Han, a father now. Then he invited a lot of his friends to come to his home and showed them the magic paintbrush. Then many people knew about the magic paintbrush.

Mar 26, jacky rated it liked it Shelves: He said, “Draw a big ship quickly. Jan 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: At this point, painbtrush is only a mini-biography of Demi present, which while nice, doesn’t answer my question as to whether this story is traditional in China liwng not.


This Chinese fairy tale has a wonderful sense of the fantastic about it. When a poor boy in China receives a magical paintbrush, everything he paints turns to life.

But a few days later, the rich man whom Ma Liang helped heard that the magic paint brush could turn everything to life. Not because it contains factual information though.

The art complements the story very well, and though the color scheme feels a little dated very ‘spaimtbrush still works in the story.

People could bring water from the river to the field and save a lot of time and energy. Demi had made this book c Is there not anything that Demi cannot do? Nov 16, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it it was amazing Mxgic Demi earned her nickname as a young child when her father started calling her demi because she was half the size of her sister.