I am trying to remember the name of children's book that featured a protagonist who came across a magic paint brush.
This paint brush was used as part of the storytelling in that the character would paint on the pages of the book to the boon of themselves or the detriment of the antagonists. I believe the brush was gifted to them by a "wise elder" type.
Things I know/remember:
- Read when I was a child, mid 1980's but probably published earlier (early 70's maybe or even late 60's)
- Was in color
- Cover showed the paint brush being used in some way
- Characters were Asian or of Asian descent (maybe Japanese)
- Written in English but authors were not
Based on the current answers I know that the story is The Magic Brush that has been adapted several times. However, looking at the adaptation list on Wikipedia, none of them match the specific artwork I remember...