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The Empty Pot

Written & illustrated by Demi
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Mar 15, 1990
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Pages
4-8
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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.”

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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6.0 / 7.0

I really enjoyed the sweet message of this book. An honest little boy earns a great reward for his courage.

The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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5.25 / 7.0
The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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5.0 / 7.0

This is a fantastic story about the courage it takes to be honest sometimes, as well as the worth of the truth. The illustrations date the book but are still enjoyable and fit well with the books setting, giving it an air of folklore that fits the instructive but not grating moralizing message.

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Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
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Who Wrote The Empty Pot

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Demi

Demi is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including The Empty Pot, Liang and the Magic Paintbrush, and Florence Nightingale. She lives in Washington state.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780805012170
Publication Date:
March 15, 1990
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
89039062
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
65861379
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0805012176
Lexile® Level:
630L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.8
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
36544
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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