After they flee, the young couple are transformed into two beautiful white doves. The design usually includes a bridge with people on it, a. The willow pattern is a style of design that is mostly found on china porcelain and comes from east asia. Otherwise the differences are slight and mainly in the treatment or the fretted border, either a lattice work or conventional butterfly being used, and details of the fence in the foreground differing. He had a fair sweet daughter mai with black hair like silk and almond eyes, as sweet as honey. Download pdf the willow pattern story book full free. The willow pattern a chinese detective story by robert van. Willow pattern is an experimental piece, and applying the same rules to it as i would to any other work of short stories would be unfair. Instead, i find it helps to consider it less of a wellpolished collection of stories as it is a quick and rough exploration of what can be achieved with no time and too much coffee. The first known printing of the willow pattern legend goes back to the mid1800s. The willow pattern is a oneact comic opera with a libretto by basil hood and music by cecil cook. An old fashioned story of forbidden love, found in the blue willow china pattern, unfolds as you color the pages. The authors childhood fascination with the classic blue and white willow pattern on a jug owned by his parents inspired this absorbing and distinctive story told within the willow pattern itself. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Many individuals remember their mother or grandmother telling them the story on the blue willow plate as they ate dinner. Any child who has ever imagined a journey into a twodimens. Willow pattern story by allan drummond waterstones. Have kids illustrate their favorite part of the story on a. The original did not have the appletree or the two doves these being added later. For more than 200 years, the familiar blueonwhite willow china pattern, an intricate british design based on chinese motifs, has attracted and captivated countless admirers. Told with restraint and ease, this book is about a romantic legend that haunts the ubiquitous pottery design. Its classic components are a weeping willow, pagodalike structures, three men on a quaint bridge, and a pair of swallows, and the usual colour scheme is.
Kipper and the giant level 6 oxford reading tree kids story book childrens books read aloud. The design tells a story about the love two people shared and how they fled from the womans father as he didnt approve of their relationship. Three little pigs, story for children clap clap kids, fairy tales and songs for kids duration. Blue willow a coloring book story kvr classics llc. It was first performed at the savoy theatre on 14 november 1901, running for a total of 110 performances until 29 march 1902. Pdf the willow pattern story download full pdf book. As the family moves from place to place to earn a less than meager living, janey and her family experience hardships that are common. Willow pattern story by allan drummond, 97815585846, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The willow pattern story this is the story behind the famous blue and white willow pattern from ancient china. The willow pattern story available for download and read online in other formats. The willow pattern story 02078486 by fontannaz, lucienne. Now i must seek a plate to go with the book hopefully form a charity shop.
The willow pattern story by allan drummond goodreads. Willow pattern story by lucienne fontannaz hardcover this book is in good condition with some cover and spine wear, possible bend on corners, tight binding and hinges. The willow pattern story hardcover april 1, 1984 by lucienne fontannaz author visit amazons lucienne fontannaz page. Even though the blue willow pattern has a chinese look and story more on that later, it was actually created in england in 1780 by engraver thomas minton. I have the book the willow pattern story on my desk at school and a new package of heavy white paper plates in my closet, and am just trying to get my kids finished up on a couple of things so we can do this lesson. Clap clap kids nursery rhymes and stories recommended for you. It tells the story of an old chinese mandarin who kept his beautiful daughter koong shee locked up in the pagoda garden as he had promised her hand in. China in china in a distant part of the country its name long forgotten, lay a small town with a king who ruled selfishly for years on end. The willow pattern story reading teaching resources. Janey larkin, the young daughter of migrant workers, wishes only for a home, friends and the opportunity to go to school. I am an art teacher and i used this book along with my art project on chinese pottery with the blue and white patterns. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the willow pattern. With beautiful illustrations and an unusual end, the willow pattern story will leave both pupils and teachers enchanted. Willow pattern, landscape design developed by thomas turner at caughley, shropshire, eng.
Allan drummond the author retells a story heard as a child, one of many invented to explain the landscape on willow pattern china, popular for the last 200 years. In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. You will discover something wonderful in this high quality adult coloring book. About this book in blue willow, doris gates author chronicles the harsh life experienced by migrant workers in californias central valley. Blue willow a coloring book story is based on the 200 year old story of forbidden love depicted on the classic blue willow china pattern. Blue willow china is delicate, classic and tells a mythical love story.
The authors childhood fascination with the classic blue and white willow pattern on a jug owned by his parents inspired this absorbing and distinctive story told. Aug 7, 20 the willow pattern book on youtube tells story that is illustrated on the blue willow plate. The willow pattern book on youtube tells story that is illustrated on. Look briefly through the book to confirm the children. The willow pattern story allan drummond, alan drummond. It became popular at the end of the 18th century in england when, in its standard form, it was developed by english ceramic artists combining and adapting motifs inspired by fashionable handpainted blueandwhite wares imported from china. The willow pattern plot level 7 oxford reading tree kids book childrens books read. The willow pattern is a byproduct of this, designed in 1780 by minton and intended to add a touch of oriental magic to cheaper earthenware and thereby make it more widely available.
A judge dee mystery kindle edition by van gulik, robert. Prediction ask the children to read the back cover blurb and ask them to say what they think will happen in the story. The willow pattern story is a fantasy fiction book. The blue willow pattern is a blueandwhite transfer design that features a collection of engraved drawings that illustrate a chinese fable about two lovers from different stations in life.
He raised taxes at high prices and if a family was too poor, he would charge double. It portrays the garden of a rich mandarin whose young daughter elopes with his secretary. The willow pattern also has a story attached although whether this story has its roots in chinese legend or was created to help sell the pottery no one is sure. Since then and in countless forms, the willow pattern legend, or story, has been told and retold from generation to generation.
The willow pattern a chinese detective story by robert van gulik. The design is usually painted in blue but there are examples where it has been done in green. The willow pattern story book by allan drummond, alan. Follow the instructions on the ceramic paint to protect your design. The willow pattern was a companion piece to ib and little christina for 16 performances and later iolanthe 94 performances. Blue willow tells a charming chinese tale of an angry father pursuing his daughter who is eloping with a commoner. The caughley willow pattern was introduced by spode into staffordshire in 1784, and it was taken up by adams, wedgewood, davenport, and clews, and at leeds, swansea, etc. Willowpattern ware, originated in staffordshire, england, c. I keep saying it we art teachers have parallel brains. Buy willow pattern story a northsouth paperback new edition by drummond, allan isbn. Not so many of us are familiar with the beautiful old legend which explains the various figures in the pattern. We have all seen the quaint, blue plates of nankin ware, with their queer, formal decoration, known as the willow pattern. The willow pattern a chinese detective story author van gulik robert book condition used edition first edition binding hardcover publisher heinemann place of publication london date published 1965.
Any child who has ever imagined a journey into a two dimens. Thomas minton, then an apprentice potter, developed and engraved the design, presumably after an old chinese legend. In the nineteenth century, a folk tale emerged that wove the patterns design elements into a love story that has lasted generations. Remember hearing this story once and very interested in the story behind the willow pattern as love to know the meaning behind things like this. It tells the story of an old chinese mandarin who kept his beautiful daughter koong shee locked up in the pagoda garden as he had promised her hand in marriage to an old merchant called ta jin. See more ideas about willow pattern, blue willow china and blue china.
Introducing the book discuss the cover and read the title with the children. A beautiful princess an evil suitor, and the hapless palace guard all feature in this charming retelling of the classic story, depicted on willow. Readers are thrust into the blueandwhite realm of lovers koong shee and chang, respectively, a wealthy mandarins daughter and a poor servant. The history of chinas willow pattern by design abc. Establish any knowledge the children may already have about willow pattern pottery.135 956 855 1111 1497 939 249 806 329 170 432 1115 1360 1319 790 184 816 249 963 697 1267 1420 650 1406 645 394 305 1030 991 1237 949 425 1486 348 1078 1022 1104 501 908 1303 560