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The Magic Paintbrush
Written and illustrated by Robin Muller
- 1989 Governor General's Award Winner
A story of magic and wonder inspired by a Chinese folk tale. Full-colour throughout
Nib, a young orphan, has but one wish- to paint pictures so real people will think they are alive. One night Nib rescues an old man from a gang of thugs, and receives his wish as a reward for his bravery. But Nib's dream is nearly his downfall, as a greedy king tries to take advantage of the boy's gift. Nib finally triumphs, but only after he has learned a valuable lesson.