The Empty Pot

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

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - shillson - LibraryThing

The Empty Pot is a morality tale where Ping, a Chinese boy with a green thumb, is challenged by the Emperor along with all the other children of the land to grow the best plant from special flower ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - IEliasson - LibraryThing

The Empty Pot is a tale from Chinese folklore exquisitely drawn and interpreted by Demi. The protagonist is Ping, a young boy with a gift for gardening. Ping and all the other children of the kingdom ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Copyright

Other editions - View all

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.

Bibliographic information