The Magic Paintbrush

A story about a little girl with a magical paintbrush who must match a greedy emperor's mighty power in order to help the village people. 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.   Paperback. 26 pages. 

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'A beautiful book.' - The Observer. 

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?

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Joel Stewart. Paperback. 26 pages. First published 2003. This edition published 2017. 

Dimensions: 22cm x 27cm x 0.2cm 

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