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Little Sky-High Or, The Surprising Doings of Washee-Washee-Wang   By: (1839-1905)

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Little Sky-High Or, The Surprising Doings of Washee-Washee-Wang by Hezekiah Butterworth is a delightful and imaginative children's book that takes readers on an extraordinary journey.

The story centers around the character of Washee-Washee-Wang, a young Chinese boy who possesses a unique gift for flight. With the help of special shoes, he can soar through the skies, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Washee-Washee-Wang's extraordinary adventures begin when he travels with his uncle to visit the highest mountain in China, called Little Sky-High.

Butterworth's writing style is engaging and captivating, drawing readers into a world of whimsy and magic. He seamlessly weaves together elements of Chinese folklore and mythology, creating a rich and vibrant landscape for his characters to inhabit. The author's attention to detail is particularly evident in his descriptions of the beautiful natural scenery and the intricacies of Chinese culture.

While the plot of the story is engaging, it is the character of Washee-Washee-Wang that truly steals the show. Through his courage, resourcefulness, and sense of adventure, readers are inspired to explore their own capacity for imagination and the limitless possibilities that lie before them. Washee-Washee-Wang's character arc is beautifully developed, and his growth throughout the story serves as a reminder of the power of determination and staying true to oneself.

One of the standout aspects of this book is its illustrations. The vibrant and detailed artwork by the talented illustrator adds an extra layer of magic to the story, bringing the characters and settings to life in vivid color. The combination of Butterworth's storytelling and the illustrations work together seamlessly, making for an enchanting reading experience.

Little Sky-High Or, The Surprising Doings of Washee-Washee-Wang is a book that celebrates the magic of childhood and the importance of embracing our own uniqueness. It encourages readers to dream big and venture into the world of imagination. With its charming storyline, beautifully crafted characters, and outstanding illustrations, this book is a must-read for children and adults alike. It is a true gem that will captivate the hearts and minds of readers, leaving them yearning for more literary adventures.

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LITTLE SKY HIGH

Or The Surprising Doings of Washee Washee Wang

by

HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH

Author of "In the Days of Jefferson," "The Bordentown Story Tellers," "Little Arthur's History of Rome," "The Schoolhouse on the Columbia"

[Illustration]

The "Nine to Twelve" Series ===========================

LITTLE DICK'S SON. Kate Gannett Wells.

MARCIA AND THE MAJOR. J. L. Harbour.

THE CHILDREN OF THE VALLEY. Harriet Prescott Spofford.

HOW DEXTER PAID HIS WAY. Kate Upson Clark.

THE FLATIRON AND THE RED CLOAK. Abby Morton Diaz.

IN THE POVERTY YEAR. Marian Douglas.

LITTLE SKY HIGH. Hezekiah Butterworth.

THE LITTLE CAVE DWELLERS. Ella Farman Pratt.

=========================== Thomas D. Crowell & Co. New York.

[Illustration: "IT OPENED A GREAT MOUTH, AND SMOKE SEEMED TO ISSUE FROM IT." Page 41.]

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers Copyright, 1901 By T. Y. Crowell & Co. Typography by C. J. Peters & Son. Boston, U. S. A.

NOTE.

The story of Sky High is partly founded on a true incident of a young Chinese nobleman's education, and is written to illustrate the happy relations that might exist between the children of different countries, if each child treated all other good children like "wangs... Continue reading book >>




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