The same story that captivated readers in 1977 is back in a stunning new edition Hwei Min, the only daughter of the emperor of China, has been blind since birth Her father offers a reward to anyone who can find a cure for the little girl It seems that no one from magicians to physicians can help her Then, one day a wise old man with a mysterious seeing stick visits theThe same story that captivated readers in 1977 is back in a stunning new edition Hwei Min, the only daughter of the emperor of China, has been blind since birth Her father offers a reward to anyone who can find a cure for the little girl It seems that no one from magicians to physicians can help her Then, one day a wise old man with a mysterious seeing stick visits the princess Will he be able to teach Hwei Min that there is than one way to see the world
The Seeing Stick The same story that captivated readers in is back in a stunning new edition Hwei Min the only daughter of the emperor of China has been blind since birth Her father offers a reward to anyone wh
I read the edition illustrated by Charlip Maraslis It was ok I predicted the outcome from the start, but maybe that s just because my eyesight isn t so good, either, so I felt a connection Yolen s writing doesn t always please me, but I really liked the graceful, almost poetic, style she used here The pictures seemed to be pretty, but they re smooth vague, and therefore a totally inappropriate fit to the message of the fable I wouldn t be surprised if I would give the edition illustrated by Terr [...]
The Seeing Stick is a story that revolves around the life of a Chinese Princess, Hwei Min and daughter of the Emperor of China She has been blind since birth, and it none of her father s physicians or magicians can help her to see with her eyes, or physically cure her She feels alone and isolated from everyone around her Then one day an old man comes from a far away place to help her He gives her the seeing stick , this stick allow does not cure her the way that everyone has tried in the past to [...]
Gorgeous illustrations and there is a perfect juncture where the pictures in gray tones end and colors blossom.This is the story about a blind princess in Peking, China, who is taught to see by an old blind man who carves on his walking stick what his fingers have felt She learns to see with her fingers It s a fine original fairy tale that has commonalities with traditional fairy tales, such as a Princess s father, a king offering riches to those who can help the princess, his daughter, in some [...]
Our library has a good collection of children s books by Jane Yolen so we raided it and this is the second of the week Yolen is a wonderful storyteller, able to take old tales that many children might find boring and make the story captivating to young minds She has a gift for introducing new concepts into a simple story and afterwards, one can think back over what was included and be impressed at the amount of new imagery, concepts, or factual knowledge that hopefully will stick in those little [...]
This is the story of a poor and mysterious old man who teaches a blind Princess how to see The story is perfection but the illustrations are just not my cup of tea.I understand there is another edition out there I may get it to see if the pictures are better The surprise ending was pure genius Some say they guessed it but I sure didn t
A beautiful tale of story telling, carving, friendship and transformation with stunning illustrations to complete this extraordinary story.
Such a lovely story, quietly told and gorgeously illustrated.
This is a terrific read aloud Students love how the color on the illustrations unfolds mirroring the blind girl s attempt to see with her fingers The embossed pages are like Braille and it s so much fun seeing kids gape at the surprise ending Hwei Min is the emperor s daughter and was born blind She is shown as being alone and isolated in the beginning of the story as people try to come from all over the country to cure her of her blindness When an old man travels from a great distance with his [...]
This is a beautiful story about a blind princess from long ago, learning how to see.
The story is a pretty nice little tale unless you want to take a feminist reading to it and complain about yet another helpless female who requires male assistance for happiness I sort of really like the art itself but have some problems with the design of the book The copyright page is the left hand page of the spread containing the first page on the right I don t think I ve been bothered by this before, but it s a rather abrupt and ugly start to a book and goes without a half title page as wel [...]
Oh my, but this book took my breath away with the beauty of the story and the incredible, lush, soul grabbing illustrations.Working in publications, I m aware that whenever there is an extra process, while it enhances the illustration, it can cost a great deal .I have no doubt that that the publisher, author and illustrator believed the cost was well worth the end product.Many of the pages have a wonderful uv lamination process that pops the images right off the pages This is a story of the empe [...]
Princess Hwei Ming, daughter of an emperor of ancient China, has been blind since birth Monks, magicians, and doctors all try to give her back her sight, but no one is able to help her until an old man comes to the great city with his seeing stick By carving intricate images on the stick, the old man teaches the princess to see with her hands rather than her eyes Her father is overjoyed that she s learned a new way to see, and he rewards the old man with a post in the palace Hwei Ming goes on to [...]
This book is about a girl named Hwei Min, who is the only daughter of the emperor of China, and is blind She has been blind since birth and her father offers a reward to whoever can heal her No one is able to help Hwei until a wise old man gives the girl a seeing stick , although Hwei is still unable to see, she uses this seeing stick to live her life This is a great story for overcoming obstacles for students because even though they may not be cured but there are many technological advances ou [...]
In Peking there is a Princess that has been blind all her life her Dad couldn t mourn over her loss of eyesight since he was Emporer He sent out a message that anyone that could bring sight to his little girl he would reward with riches Many people came with prayer, cantations, cures, medication etc and nothing worked But an elderly old man with a walking stick came to see the little girl He told of the many stories he d been told all his life and people could see those things by what he said an [...]
In The Seeing Stick 2009 , written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, a young blind Chinese princess longs to be able to see Her father, the Emperor, also desires this offers a wealth in jewels to the person who can bring her sight Doctors, monks, and magician priests all try their methods on her, but no one can remove her blindness Finally, an old man with a golden wood stick, his seeing stick, comes to help her see.Themes Helping others Coping through disabilitiesWay [...]
First published in 1977, the title was reissued in 2009 with illustrations by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini This original fairy or folk tale about the blind daughter of China s Emperor In hopes of curing his only child, the emperor invites anyone with a solution to make an appearance at the palace Illustrations are black and white, until the old man with the seeing stick appears at the gates to the outer city, where they start to take on a glossy color Nice finish about the princess who grew eyes [...]
In Peking China there was a mighty emperor who could buy anything he desired, yet what he wanted the most he could not have His daughter Hwei Ming was born blind, than anything the emperor wished that she could be made to see Even though many people tried, magicians, physicians, priests, no one could help the princess to see An old blind man from a distant land heard of the emperors wishes and journeys many days to help with the aid of his Seeing Stick This is a beautifully illustrated and touc [...]
I loved the 1970s edition of this book As a child, I remember entering fully into the world of this story As an adult, I appreciate the way the story unfolds The princess does not receive what she requests in the way she anticipated And yet, her life is transformed The exquisitely detailed illustrations illuminate the story as they shift from black and white to full color at the end I can t wait to read this with my daughter soon.
One of the most beautiful tales I d ever read,by the lady often called the Hans Christian Andersen of America ,the wonderful Jane Yolen Winner of a Christopher Medal ,the book is pure beauty,with breathtaking artwork by newcomer Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini,and a breathtaking prose by a master storyteller First published in 1977 to great acclaim,the book is back for a whole new generation,and once you read it,to stay safe in your heart forever.Unforgettable
When I spotted this in a bookstore on the way to Columbia, Missouri, I knew I had to buy it I knew it before I opened it I knew it before I saw that it was written by one of my favorite authors of all time Jane Yolen The art in this book is nothing less than breathtaking Stunning It captured me and the story held me It did the same to my daughter And the same again to my class when I read it to them Magic magic
Becky reviewed The Seeing Stick at Young Readers in November 2009 The book cover image grabbed me first, then I saw it was by Jane Yolen From Becky Jane Yolen is still Jane Yolen But wow, these illustrations The book would not have been anywhere close to the same without these pictures This looks like it could remind me of The Empty Pot, which I adore.
I was immediately drawn to this book because of the cover illustration I also knew this story was going to be about a little girl who is blind and I happen to know one of those Haha, but she s not little, she s one of my best friends , so I wanted to read it The illustrations are beautiful and quite impressive I loved how the pictures had texture too, after the old man showed up The story was lovely, of course These are the kinds of picture books I love stumbling across.
This is a charming fairy tale about a young princess born blind As she grows, she becomes saddened by her lack of sight Her father offers a reward to anyone who can find a cure, but no one from magicians to physicians can cure her Then, one day a wise old man with a mysterious seeing stick visits the princess in hopes of helping her experience the world s beauty.
Wow The illustrations alone are worth buying this book and keeping it as part of a picture book collection Jane Yolen originally put this out years ago with different illustrations However, this version is amazing The book starts with gray scale pictures and develop color and texture are the story progresses The tale of how an old man helps a young blind girl see is wonderful.
I was looking forward to the great illustrations by Daniela Terrazzini, but unfortunately the only copy at my library was the old 1977 version in which the illustrations are, well, mediocre The story was alright, but I guess my disappointment with the art got in the way of my enjoyment Oh well.
Great story by Jane Yolen one of my favorites I love the illustrations and the progression from black and white to color This book is too long for a public storytime, but great for reading to a couple kids.
Beautiful The breathtaking illustrations initially only serve to underline the tragedy of a princess who is born blind in a visually lovely world Later, they underscore how much beauty she can see A wonderful story, well told and interesting, about how to deal with the things we lack.
Beautiful illustrations I really enjoyed this book It s about a blind princess who her father the emperor has promised treasure to the person who can make her see An old man helps her to see but not in the way others do He helps her see in her own way.
wonerful picture book fr gr.1 and up Beautiful pictures.
Mommy says Jane Yolen writes great stuff, and this book is no exception A wise old man helps a blind princess see.