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
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|Grouping Title||empty pot|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-17 08:46:22AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-09-19 04:20:41AM|
Severn Library - Children's Folktalkes
Severna Park Library - Children's Nonfiction
|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.|
|local_callnumber_aacpl||J 398.2 D|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
Severna Park Library
Folklore -- China
Honesty -- Juvenile literature
|title_display||The empty pot|
|title_full||The empty pot / Demi|
|title_short||The empty pot|