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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978162779769632 Pages, Ages 4-8
A beautiful companion to Demi's classic The Empty Pot.
In this new Chinese fable, Ping returns and deals with the selfish and greedy Tan Tan, who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does not share. Ping turns Tan Tan's greed into his own gain, but even with his new-found wealth, Ping is true to his generous nature—there is room for everyone. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, The Shady Tree is sure to become a classic.
Praise for The Shady Tree
The Shady Tree:
"Demi retells a Chinese folktale using artistic elements that reflect the story’s culture. . . . Pair with The Little Tree That Would Not Share (2016), by Nicoletta Costa, for another way to be reminded of the virtues and joy of sharing." —Booklist
The Empty Pot:
"A beautifully crafted book that will be enjoyed as much for the richness of its illustrations as for the simplicity of its story." -School Library Journal
"Students will linger on each page, soaking in the details and seeing connections with modern-day practices that were inspired by Nightingale's tireless work. Demi's attention to detail and thorough descriptions make this biography one to own." -School Library Journal
"A lovely picture book celebrating the Lady with the Lamp." -Booklist