"The Empty Pot" by Demi
This story is about a little boy named Ping who learns from that the emperor of China is looking for a successor to his throne. He decides to hold a competition looking the child who grows the most beautiful flowers. The emperor gives out a seed to each child in the land, and waits patiently to see who will be crowned the new emperor of China. Ping is overjoyed at the opportunity but even after months of tedious care, his seed still does not grow. This heartwarming story teaches us about the importance of bravery and honesty and is a wonderful book for students of all ages.
Find this book in the nonfiction section in the folktales and fairy tales at 398.2 DEM. Check the catalog to see if it's available.
By Miss Lena-Murphy