The Empty Pot
Square Fish, Sep 15, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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Review: The Empty PotUser Review - Maria Katrina - Goodreads
The Empty Pot is a traditional Chinese folktale about a young boy named Ping who loved flowers and could make any seed grow beautifully like magic. Everyone in the Kingdom loved flowers, including the ... Read full review
Review: The Empty PotUser Review - Beverly - Goodreads
A wonderful folktale-style story, in which the boy who thinks he hasn't succeeded in the emperor's test, finds out he is the only who has truly succeeded. With Demi's signature style illustrations placed into round frames. Read full review