The empty pot
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."
Level 3.8, 0.5 Points
|Grouped Work ID||3a382434-f16a-570f-be25-d6b80b7e03e8|
|Grouping Title||empty pot|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-08 04:47:59AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-13 04:42:10AM|
|available_at_aacpl||Annapolis Library, Broadneck Library, Mountain Road Library, Severn Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Annapolis Library - Children's Folktalkes, Broadneck Library - Children's Nonfiction, Mountain Road Library - Children's Folktalkes, Severn Library - Children's Folktalkes|
|display_description||When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.|
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|local_callnumber_aacpl||J 398.2 D|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Annapolis Library, Broadneck Library, Mountain Road Library, Severn Library|
|record_details||ils:a33134|Book|Books|1st Owlet pbk. ed.|English|H. Holt,|1996, ©1990.|1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm|
|subject_facet||China, Folklore, Folklore -- China, Honesty, Honesty -- Juvenile literature, Juvenile works|
|title_display||The empty pot|
|title_full||The empty pot / Demi|
|title_short||The empty pot|