The Empty Pot

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The Empty Pot is Demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy

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 embarrassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.
An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

 

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User Review  - pduste1 - LibraryThing

This book has a simple moral that is told with beautiful illustrations. I liked this book very much for its style of illustrations as well as its illustration details. Every page is illustrated with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tcochr1 - LibraryThing

In my opinion, this is a very good book. I liked the book for three reasons. First, I liked the plot of the story. It was easy to follow, but was not completely predictable. For instance, when the ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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.