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The Magic Leaf

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When a foolish man believes he has become invisible from touching a magic leaf, he sneaks into the mayor's private garden to view the peonies. The story combines three traditional Chinese folk tales by having Lee Foo make all three traditional mistakes.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Atheneum Books
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Amber Berry
Sep 12, 2012 Amber Berry rated it liked it
Illustrated by Chen Ju-Hong in 1987, this is his first set of book illustrations published in the United States. I enjoyed the water color art much more than the art in other books I've read with Chen as artist. I especially liked the page with the 'hero's' wife rolling out noodles. There is good facial emotion on people's faces throughout. Since I'm fond of peonies, I would have liked the peony page to be less abstract.

It's unclear to me whether the story, a folk tale set in China, is one that
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