The Seeing Stick
by Jane Yolen
illustrated by Daniela Terrazzini
Hwei Min is the only daughter of the emperor of China – and blind. The emperor, an inscrutable but devoted ruler and father, offers a reward to anyone in the kingdom who can lift the princess’ blindness. From all over, magicians, sages, and medicine men try their luck at making the princess see. But it is the unlikely figure of a poor old man, and his seemingly ordinary walking-stick, that the princess learns to see – though in a different way than her father expected.
A beautiful classic, from the award-winning author of Owl Moon and The Emperor and the Kite. Ages 3 +.
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