The Empty Pot

Front Cover
Macmillan, Sep 15, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
230 Reviews
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. 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.
  

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Good moral, fun book, great artwork. - Goodreads
The pictures are simple yet perfect. - Goodreads
Loved the story and illustrations. - Goodreads
Great illustrations in this picture book. - Goodreads
The pictures are simple and colorful. - Goodreads
Cute & colorful illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amelia - Goodreads

The Empty Pot is a wonderfully written and illustrated Chinese folktale about a young boy named Ping. This story leaves its readers with a positive message about the value of being honest. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

One of my all time favorites. For some reason, although I have not read this book in years, I remember it word for word. I felt the lesson it taught me was so valuable and the story was written in a way that I'd always remember it. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Demi is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including Firebird, Buddha, The Dalai Lama and The Dragon's Tale. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she lives in Carnation, Washington.

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