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THE SEVEN CHINESE BROTHERS

 

Les sept frères chinois - Guillaume Olive & He Zhihong - 23 x 30 cm - 32 pages - €15 - January 2020

 

Once upon a time, there was an old woman in China with seven completely identical sons. Except each of them had a different strange power; one could make his arms grow as long as he wanted, the other had a neck of steel, the third could not be burnt… When their mother fell ill, the one who could lengthen his arms stole the phoenix egg in the Prince’s garden to make her better. Furious, the Prince vowed to kill the person responsible. The brother with a neck of steel stepped forward, but the executioner could not chop his head off. With each new punishment, the accused never died. The Prince was baffled…

An exuberant tale, with one unsuccessful execution after the other, leading to the triumph of justice and brotherly love.

 

 

Stéphanie Vernet

stephanie@thepicturebookagency.com

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