Books by Wenhai Ma

THE SWAN'S GIFT by Brenda Seabrooke
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A somewhat precious story but the pictures keep it afloat. (Picture book. 4+)"
Seabrooke (The Bridges of Summer, 1992, etc.) gives the narrative a formal tone in this sentimental tale about the farmer, Anton, who turns to hunting to provide for his starving family and can't find anything to shoot. Read full book review >
OLDER BROTHER, YOUNGER BROTHER by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1995

"It's a debate worth having, though, nicely argued here. (Picture Book. 3-8)"
A morality tale from Korea illustrates the values of loyalty, respect, and compassion. Read full book review >
THE PAINTED FAN by Marilyn Singer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1994

"The Chinese-born illustrator, now a professor at Duke University, makes a fine picture-book debut with dramatically posed scenes of realistically depicted figures in impressionistic settings that effectively enhance the mood. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Set in long-ago China, a tale of a greedy lord who hopes to evade his fate and the courageous girl who brings it to pass. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Concluding note; illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In the Once Upon America series, a story set circa 1868-69. Read full book review >