The Weaving of a Dream

The Weaving of a Dream Review

A retelling of the Chinese folktale "The Chuang Brocade"

The Weaving of a Dream is the story of a widow who provides for her sons by creating intricate brocades. One day, she trades a brocade for a beautiful painting of a palace. She then spends years lovingly recreating the scene in brocade only to lose her work on a windy day. After everything she has done for her family, her youngest son seeks to recover the lost treasure, traveling through terrible weather and rocky terrain.

Great for ages 5 and up. Beautiful and vibrant full-color illustrations.

Title:The Weaving of a Dream
Edition Language:English

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    The Weaving of a Dream Reviews

  • Mir

    Lovely, richly detailed illustrations are the main attraction of this story. I had never encountered the folktale before, but since it is subtitled "retelling" I assume it is a traditional tale. I'm a...

  • Kagama-the Literaturevixen

    I remember being enchanted by this chinese folktale when I was younger largely because of the beautiful illustrations and the end where the weaver girl ,the servant of the East wind weaves herself int...

  • Swankivy

    My sisters and I were given this book as children and it was one of our absolute favorites. If I can say this first: THE ILLUSTRATIONS. THEY ARE AMAZING. Every page is filled with lush and gorgeous, b...

  • Julie Decker

    In this gorgeously illustrated Chinese fairy tale, an old woman weaves a brocade as her attempt to live inside a beautiful scene, but when her beautiful weaving is stolen, her youngest son is her only...

  • Amalie

    This is a wonderful story based on a Chinese folk tale which depicts the love a son has for his mother. The youngest son loves his mother so much that he will go to extremes to make her happy. This st...

  • Lisa Vegan

    This story that’s based on an ancient Chinese legend is enthralling and the illustrations are lush and gorgeous. However, I can’t quite give it 5 stars. Re the pictures: Some are somewhat gruesome...

  • Mary Catelli

    a lovely picture book with gorgeous pictures retelling a Chinese fairy tale. One can recognize a few tropes, deep in the skeletonal structure.A widow is enraptured with a painting of a beautiful house...

  • Savannah Webster

    A beautiful book! I knew right away that it would be above my littles heads but I brought it home from the library anyway. I had to relish over the rich illustrations and read the tale myself. In this...

  • Emmannuel

    I love how this story kinda come off as the story as a "Prodigal Son" turned epic adventure so I loved this story. I remember seeing a picture of the kid on the stone horse going into the lava and kee...

  • Gracie

    I read a copy of this in Taiwan as a kid and could never find it, finally found a copy at the library and I was so excited. There are multiple retellings of this book available, but this has the most ...