Wan Hu Is in the Stars

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by Jennifer Armstrong. Picture Book. 32 pages. Grades 2-4.
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Review

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This book is currently out of print but still available used and through libraries.

The same author who wrote King Crow, Jennifer Armstrong, wrote this fairy tale. Set in China, this lovely picture book tells of a poet, Wan Hu, who wants more than anything to be and to learn among the stars in the sky. His absent minded behavior as he attempts to do so amuses and befuddles all the villagers except the gardener who somehow believes in him. Wan Hu's many attempts to reach the stars fail miserably until he straps himself to a chair and sets off many attached rockets. He sails off never to be seen again. The reader is left to wonder if he made it.


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