The Magic Paintbrush
Nancy Garfield Woodbridge, author
The Magic Paintbrush is about a very poor painter who seeks help from his art school friends who live in Mexico City. He ventures forth from his village in desperation because he cannot sell his paintings and wishes to find help for himself and his family. He cannot get the help he needs from his former friends, but on his way home, he finds a magic paintbrush and is miraculously saved from poverty.