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ISBN13: 9780805012170
ISBN10: 0805012176
Condition: Standard
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A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.

The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!"

Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.

Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

Review:

"Extraordinarily delicate Oriental landscapes in round frames show Chinese architecture, foliage, native birds and clothing in a delightful way. And the story contains an important lesson on the worth of individual strength and honesty." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A beautifully crafted book that will be enjoyed as much for the richness of its illustrations as for the simplicity of its story." School Library Journal

Review:

"The story, gracefully and sparely told, is accompanied by delicately detailed artwork." Hornbook Guide to Children

Synopsis:

A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.

The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!"

Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.

Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

Synopsis:

The Empty Pot has sold more than 300,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. Now, in a big book format ideal for Demi's lavish art, this classic favorite can be shared with a whole group of children at once!

This is a story about a boy who loves flowers but is unable to grow one in the emperor's contest. Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's seeming failure is turned around in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

"A beautifully crafted book that will be enjoyed as much for the richness

of its illustrations as the simplicity of its story."--School Library Journal

About the Author

Demi has adapted and illustrated many folktales for children, including The Donkey and the Rock, Liang and the Magic Paintbrush, and The Dragon's Tale. She lives in Carnation, Washington.

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lisa pisha, February 23, 2007 (view all comments by lisa pisha)
A wonderful, beautiful story book. A great lesson learned about honesty and doing your best! A must have book for your child.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805012170
Author:
Demi
Author:
Demi, Hitz
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
China
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
Folk-lore, danish
Subject:
Folklore -- China.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.105 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805012170 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Extraordinarily delicate Oriental landscapes in round frames show Chinese architecture, foliage, native birds and clothing in a delightful way. And the story contains an important lesson on the worth of individual strength and honesty." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A beautifully crafted book that will be enjoyed as much for the richness of its illustrations as for the simplicity of its story."
"Review" by , "The story, gracefully and sparely told, is accompanied by delicately detailed artwork."
"Synopsis" by ,
A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.

The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!"

Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.

Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Empty Pot has sold more than 300,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. Now, in a big book format ideal for Demi's lavish art, this classic favorite can be shared with a whole group of children at once!

This is a story about a boy who loves flowers but is unable to grow one in the emperor's contest. Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's seeming failure is turned around in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

"A beautifully crafted book that will be enjoyed as much for the richness

of its illustrations as the simplicity of its story."--School Library Journal

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