Reading level: Ages 4-8
Pages: 32 pages
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (September 30, 2007)
ISBN: 0807569224 , 978-0807569221
Grace at a Families with Children with China event
The Red Thread is a fairytale with a Chinese adoption theme. Grace has done many events with families that have adopted from China and it's also something she herself has considered; so while it is something Grace has not personally experienced, it is something that she appreciates. At the events Grace attended she noticed that many Chinese adoption groups had taken the legend of the red thread (a belief that people destined to be together are joined by an invisible red thread) which was originally for marriages and reinterpreted it for adoption. She thought that was fascinating and wonderful, how myths are and can be transformed over time. She felt that it makes these beliefs more real, more "living" somehow. So Grace took their interpretation of the red thread and made a fairy tale story out of it.