The Empty Pot
The Empty Pot has sold more than 300,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. Now, in a big book format ideal for Demi's lavish art, this classic favorite can be shared with a whole group of children at once!
This is a story about a boy who loves flowers but is unable to grow one in the emperor's contest. Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's seeming failure is turned around in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.
"A beautifully crafted book that will be enjoyed as much for the richness
of its illustrations as the simplicity of its story."—School Library Journal
Praise For The Empty Pot…
“When the Chinese Emperor announces an unusual test to choose an heir--the child who raises the best flowers from a seed given by the Emperor will be his successor--Ping, unaccountably, is unable to get his seed to sprout. . . . A lovely story, well told and most attractively presented.” —Kirkus Reviews, pointer
“A beautifully crafted book that will be enjoyed as much for the richness of its illustrations as the simplicity of its story.” —School Library Journal
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks, 9780805082272, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
About the Author
Demi, along with her husband, Tze-si Huang, has been a practicing Buddhist for more than twenty years. She is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including Firebird, The Dalai Lama, Buddha, and The Dragon’s Tale. Her book The Empty Pot was selected by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1990 as one of the books to be read on the ABC Radio Network Program Mrs. Bush's Story Time. Demi was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and started drawing at an early age. She lives in Carnation, Washington.