The Might of Metaphor: The Red Thread (An Adoption Fairy Tale)

Saturday, October 20, 2007.

The Red ThreadAuthor: Grace Lin
Illustrator: Grace Lin
Published: 2007 Albert Whitman & Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0807569224

Dramatic, stylized folk art, carefully worded text and a cleverly crafted story-within-a-story format combine to create an engaging story time snapshot that vividly illustrates the unwavering strength of parental devotion — and the quiet power of children’s books.

You can find more information about adoption at Moonrattles, an online community for tweens touched by adoption and fostering.


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[…] Another recently-published picture-book featuring adoption is Grace Lin’s gorgeous The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale. It has all the traits of an enduring fairy tale — and love as the overriding principle. It creatively incorporates the “ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable thread connects all those who are destined to be together.” This is something that many adoptive parents of children from China become aware of during their sometimes long, emotional journey through the adoption process. Grace has indeed turned it into the stuff of fairytales. She talked about the book in her charming interview with 7-Imps back in May; and Just One More Book featured it a few weeks ago. […]

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Comment by Parenting Articles

April 11, 2008 @ 3:06 am

Very touching and warm story indeed! Since I’ve already read this I’ll recommend this book to adoptive parents and adoptive children as well.


Comment by marthafines

December 25, 2009 @ 3:44 am

Merry Christmas to all… and to all a good night.

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