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The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale
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There is an ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together.

A king and queen rule a beautiful and peaceful land. They should be full of joy and contentment, but they both feel a strange pain that worsens every day.

Then a peddler's magic spectacles reveal a red thread pulling at each of their hearts. The king and queen know they must follow the thread—wherever it may lead.

Grace Lin's lovely adoption fairy tale is for all children—and the parents who would search the world to find them.

Grace Lin

Grace Lin

Published 2007

Age Levels 4-8, Grades Preschool-3, 32 Pages, 10.75" x 8.5", Illustrations: Full Color

"The illustrations are painted in deeply rich colors and are imbued with details that lend a fairy-tale ambiance. This is a splendid addition to the adoption category, but perfectly wonderful for any reader who likes stories that tug at the heartstrings." STARRED Kirkus Reviews

"Lin offers a contemporary fairy tale, using a story within a story to weave in a Chinese belief that 'an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all who are destined to be together.'...This lovely book has general appeal, but it's particularly suitable for patrons requesting adoption titles, and especially transracial adoption of children from China." School Library Journal

"The straightforward narrative is enlivened by pattern-filled, color-saturated pictures, with the contemporary family set against a neutral background, while the characters in the fairy tale are surrounded by bright colors....this is a good tale to open adoption discussions." Booklist

"Lin bases this imaginative story on an ancient Chinese belief that 'an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together.'...it's hard to resist the story's plainspoken magic. Lin builds a sense of awe and mystery as she unspools the monarchs' journey...the intense expressiveness of her characters and a regal palette make for emotionally vivid compositions." Publishers Weekly

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