Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale by Grace Lin
A queen and king ruled over a lovely kingdom, but had a pain in their heart that would not go away. Even the most educated doctors and scientists could not cure them, but an old peddler gave the couple a set of glasses that revealed a red thread coming from each of their hearts. They attempted to cut the thread, but the only thing to do was to see where the other end was. Their long and difficult journey led the couple over land and sea to a small baby who was holding the other end. It was their baby! The couple’s heartache disappeared and was replaced by joy and happiness.
What I Thought:
Such an incredibly sweet story. This story will strike a chord with all parents, but I think families that adopt and especially those who adopt internationally will find a special connection with this book.
I love the premise, the first and last page show a family reading the story together, and then the illustrations portray the mother and father as the queen and king.
This book would be a wonderful gift for parents going through the adoption process. Highly recommended.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale by Grace Lin.