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A Magic Paintbrush: A Folktale from China

12 minutes


Highlights presents A Magic Paintbrush retold by Ellen Wettersten. Ma Liang was an orphan boy who lived in China. Ma Liang wanted to become an artist but could not afford a paintbrush. One night after dreaming about a man giving him a magic brush, Ma Liang woke up to find a brush made of gold in his hand. When Ma Liang drew a picture with the brush, the picture would come to life.

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