The Three Questions, Part 2002

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Scholastic Inc., 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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With his stunning watercolors -- and text that resounds with universal truths, award-winning artist Jon J Muth has transformed a story by Tolstoy into a timeless fable for young readers.

What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows that he wants to be the best person he can be, but often he is unsure if he is doing the right thing. So he goes to ask Leo, the wise turtle. When he arrives, the turtle is struggling to dig in his garden, and Nikolai rushes to help him. As he finishes work, a violent storm rolls in. Nikolai runs for Leo's cottage, but on his way, he hears cries for help from an injured panda. Nikolai brings her in from the cold, and then rushes back outside to rescue her baby too.
 

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

I love the story, love the illustrator, love the Tolstoy, especially love the gorgeous watercolors. I just can't get enough of Jon Muth's stuff. Read full review

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User Review  - npetzold - LibraryThing

This is Jon J. Muth's adaptation of Tolstoy's short story with the same name. It's a beautiful journey of a young boy trying to answer 'When is the best time to do things?, Who is the most important ... Read full review

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Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and its sequel, the New York Times bestselling picture book Zen Ties. Other beloved titles from Jon include the New York Times bestseller Hi, Koo!, The Three Questions, Gershon's Monster by Eric Kimmel, and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson. Mr. Muth lives with his wife and their four children in New York.

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