The Definitive Guide to

Zen Shorts

Written & illustrated by Jon J Muth
Published by Scholastic Press
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
Add to list
Prices as of Jan 21
Retail Price
used $1.64
Mar 1, 2005
Publication Date
Target Age

What's Zen Shorts About

Publisher Summary

“Michael,” said Karl. “There’s a really big bear in the backyard.” This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth – and Stillwater the bear – present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.<br></br>

What Kind of Book is Zen Shorts

Book Lists That Include Zen Shorts

Book Topics › Buddhist
Children's Books About Buddhist
Book Topics › storytelling
Children's Books About Storytelling
Book Topics › panda bears
Children's Books About Panda Bears
Book Topics › fiction
Children's Books About Fiction
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Zen Shorts

author & illustrator
Jon J Muth

Jon J Muth’s enchanting picture books include his Caldecott Honor Book <i>Zen Shorts</i> and four companion books featuring Stillwater, Koo, and their wonderful young friends. His book <i>The Three Questions</i>, based on a short story by Tolstoy, was called “quietly life-changing” by <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>. And <i>The Horn Book</i> called Jon’s <i>Stone Soup</i> “delicious and satisfying.” His exquisitely beautiful books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are cherished by readers of all ages. Jon lives in New York State with his wife and their four children.

View Author

What Has Jon J Muth Said About Zen Shorts

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Jon know that you want more details about Zen Shorts!

More Books by Jon J Muth

Jon J Muth
Picture book
Add to list
Jon J Muth
Picture book
Add to list
Jacqueline Woodson, Jon J Muth
Picture book
Add to list
Mo Willems, Jon J Muth
Picture book
Add to list
Douglas Wood, Jon J Muth
Picture book
Add to list

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Zen Shorts

Book Details

Publication Date:
March 1, 2005
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
Lexile® Level:

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 66%
Making good progress . . .
Depth Score - 12%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.