Demi's Reflective Fables, a children's picture book by Demi. 1988 first edition.


Written and illustrated by Demi. First edition, 1988. Grosset & Dunlap. New York.

The Mirror

"A certain dragoness had never seen a mirror before. She did not even know what a mirror was. One day her husband flew home with one and proudly presented it to her.

"Picking up the mirror and looking into it, the dragon's wife was thunderstruck. "My husband has brought home another wife!" she cried to her mother.

"Then the mother dragon peered into the mirror. "Not only that!" she loudly exclaimed. "He has brought her mother, too!"

Reflect on this: What you don't properly know, you won't properly see."

Back Flap

"Inspired by the exquisite designs cast on ancient Chinese mirrors, which were believed to be endowed with magical powers... In this book, Demi has retold thirteen of her favorite traditional Chinese fables so that young readers can reflect on the morals, both literally and figuratively. She includes a mylar "mirror" on the book's front jacket flap. After reading each of the tales, children can use the mirror to reflect the beautiful pictures and reflect on the stories. ..."

Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt (1942 - ), writing under the pen name Demi, is a children’s book author and illustrator who has published over 300 books during her career. She is known for biographical and religious books, as well as adaptations of folktales from different cultures. Award-winning books include The Empty Pot, Buddha, The Dalai Lama, Saint Francis of Assisi, and The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna.
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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Purple cloth cover boards. Discrete name on front fly leaf else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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