Ping-Li's Kite

Ping Li s Kite Ping Li is riveted by the fantastical shapes that streak across the sky above a city park He will make his own kite he decides and it will be better than all the rest He goes to Mr Fo to buy the sup

  • Title: Ping-Li's Kite
  • Author: Sanne te Loo
  • ISBN: 9781886910751
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ping Li is riveted by the fantastical shapes that streak across the sky above a city park He will make his own kite, he decides, and it will be better than all the rest He goes to Mr Fo to buy the supplies, and the man tells him that he must paint his kite or the emperor of the sky will be angry But on the way home, the boy cannot resist flying his unpainted kite,Ping Li is riveted by the fantastical shapes that streak across the sky above a city park He will make his own kite, he decides, and it will be better than all the rest He goes to Mr Fo to buy the supplies, and the man tells him that he must paint his kite or the emperor of the sky will be angry But on the way home, the boy cannot resist flying his unpainted kite, and incurs the wrath of the emperor Then Ping Li s only recourse is to paint the most beautiful kite he can.

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    1. Ping-Li knew he should paint his kite before he flew it, but he just couldn't wait. The Emperor of the Sky was not happy to have an unpainted kite flying, and called him up to his ship in the sky to paint it. Then Ping-Li painted the most beautiful kite in the sky.Most Chinese legends are unfamiliar to Western ears, often invoking emperors, dragons, or gods who become angry for no apparent reason. When evaluating a retelling in English, one should allow for the unfamiliarity, yet still look for [...]

    2. 2.5 starsThis is a retelling of a Chinese folktale, and folktales are usually wonderful to retell. This wasn't done well. I know it's a picture book, but the writing could've been better and less dull. The writing didn't do the pictures justice. I've read other picture books with beautiful art and excellent writing to accompany it. The author is obviously a very talented artist, and I loved her style. It's just that her style didn't go very well with the Chinese setting. I found it incongruous. [...]

    3. Odd, choppy story. Lovely illustrations but just way to short on text to the point where it almost wasn't very cohesive.

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