Friday, September 4, 2020

Sion's Misfortune by Chen Jiafei, Wang Ran

Sion was a fortune teller and a very good one.  But when things started going wrong for him and he said it might be a good thing the villagers worried about his mind.

Karadi Tales Picturebooks and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published  September 1st.  The illustrations are lovely.

First, his horse takes off and he can't go after it.  When it returns, it brings him more horses.  His son loves the horses but fell off and broke his leg.  Everyone is sorry for him but the father still says it could be a good thing.

Then, while his son is recuperating. another kingdom declares war.  All the young men have to fight but his son can't.  

Before long, the villagers change their perspectives and start looking for the good, not just the bad.

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