Zen Ties

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Scholastic Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
23 Reviews
Stillwater the Panda returns in a delightful companion to his Caldecott Honor Book, Zen Shorts

Summer has arrived -- and so has Koo, Stillwater's haiku-speaking young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways.
Zen Ties is a disarming story of compassion and friendship that reaffirms the importance of our ties to one another.

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The illustrations were great too. - Goodreads
I also thought the artwork was pleasant. - Goodreads
They cook for her, clean, and draw her pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kaylie - Goodreads

I have to say that I really loved this book :) It wasn't the same as the others and I loved the story. It was nice that there was such a story with a good message and there were even fun messages to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erika Kofoed - Goodreads

Uniquely attention catching, Zen Ties displays the sweet blessings that may be received through being non-judgmental, giving selfless service, and maintaining an optimistic attitude throughout the ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

JON J. MUTH was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He drew and drew and drew and drew, and painted. His mother was an art teacher and she took him to museums all over the US. He had his first one-man exhibit of paintings and drawings at the invitation of Wilmington College when he was eighteen. He studied stone sculpture in Japan; paintings, prints and drawings in Austria, Germany and England and he was an English major at SUNY, New Paltz. But most of his education as an artist came from an informal apprenticeship with two fine artists.

For the past fifteen years Muth has concentrated his published work in the area of comic books. His comic books have been published by DC/Vertigo, Eclipse Books, NBM, Donald M. Grant Publishers, Inc. and in Japan, Kodansha.For BBC educational television, in 1991, Muth created a short graphic story for which he also produced the music and narrated. In comics he has won the Eisner Award for excellence in painting. In 1994 he was commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to paint a portrait of music director, Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Two books about his paintings, Vanitas : Paintings, Drawings and Ideas, 1991, and Koan, 2000, have been published.

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