The Red Thread

An Adoption Fairy Tale

By Lin, Grace

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-0-80756-922-1
Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

PreS-Gr 3 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." It begins with an Asian girl, who looks no older than five, asking her Caucasian parents to read a favorite story "again," thus introducing the main story: a royal couple both suffer a mysterious pain in their chests that nothing can remedy or explain, until a ped...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

A king and queen suffer from a painful sadness, which is happily alleviated after they follow red threads ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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