A Cool Drink of Water

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National Geographic Books, Jan 10, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
23 Reviews
"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."

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Love the photography & simple text. - Goodreads
The illustrations are great. - Goodreads
This one is short, simple and has beautiful pictures. - Goodreads
... the photography is beautiful. - Goodreads
The pictures show people young and old. - Goodreads
Some information in the back about the water pictures. - Goodreads

Review: A Cool Drink of Water

User Review  - Kristine - Goodreads

A book highlighting the importance of water with beautiful photographs. At the back of the book, the author has included a brief caption further describing each photo used in the book. Captions could be used to highlight Ideas, Word Choice, and Sentence Fluency. Read full review

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User Review  - Katlyne Zarkowski - Goodreads

This was my favorite social studies book! It is intriguing for such a simple subject to talk about. There are pictures from all over the world within the pages. People of all ages would enjoy it! Read full review

About the author (2006)

Barbara Kerley lives in northern California. She is the author of the 2005 Sibert Honor Book Walt Whitman: Words for America, as well as The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins.

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