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China: The Magic Paintbrush (Animated Tales of the World)
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What would you do if everything you painted came to life? In this cautionary folktale from China, a young artist is given a magical paintbrush in a dream and is instructed to paint from his heart. He goes on to amaze onlookers as his artwork becomes real and leaps from the paper. When news of this spreads, the young boy finds himself in the hands of the emperor, whose interest in the paintbrush is driven by greed. He commands the boy to paint him a room full of riches. Find out how the young artist stays true to the purpose of the paintbrush in this beautifully animated tale from China. Part of the multivolume Animated Tales of the World Series. A teacherís guide for the series is included. 15 minutes. Closed-captioned.