Life of a Genius

By Horn Book Guide

This handsome volume introduces Su Dongpo (1036-1101), an intriguing figure in Chinese history who will likely be unknown to many readers. Offering examples of his writing, and calling his accomplishments ‘almost superhuman,’ Demi describes him as ‘a statesman, philosopher, poet, painter, engineer, architect, and humanitarian.’ The striking illustrations combine small, meticulous figures withs spacious, misty backgrounds and touches of gold.