Written by TUTU DUTTA | Illustrated by MARTINA PELUSO
Arohan is desperate for a guitar, so when his grandmother gives him a plain old bamboo flute for his birthday, he is understandably a little upset. But the xiao is steeped in the myths and legends of China and has its own special magic... A touching and courageous story of a young boy’s love for his family and the magical things that can happen when you listen to your heart.
‘Truly amazing. An excellent introduction to traditional Malaysian stories in a modern setting’ – The School Librarian
'Phoenix Song will have children gripped as they get right behind its young hero, whom they will completely take to their hearts' – Mirrors, Windows, Doors
'A beauty' – Matthew Tobin, lecturer in Primary English
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Beautiful words and pictures work together in this touching story of a boy finding his talent.
Nonsense! A wonderful mix of old and new with a bamboo forest that comes to life, a stunning phoenix that rises above it all and a little boy who manages to do the impossible because his Grandma believes in him.