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    DescriptionJon J Muth, author of the best-selling book, THE THREE QUESTIONS, has crafted another profound and winning picture book. "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.


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    Title
    Zen Shorts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon J Muth
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 267 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780439339117
    ISBN 10: 0439339111
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AG
    DC21: 813
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: E
    B&T General Subject: 212
    B&T Book Type: EF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T Approval Code: X01011000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013070
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12600
    BISAC V2.8: JUV022040
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: PZ7.M97274, PZ7.M97274 ZE 2005
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Scholastic US
    Imprint name
    Scholastic US
    Publication date
    01 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book ZEN SHORTS and its sequel, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling picture book ZEN TIES. Other beloved titles from Jon include THE THREE QUESTIONS, GERSHON'S MONSTER by Eric Kimmel, and THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Lauren Thompson. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and five children.
    Review quote
    Booklist Starred Gillian Engberg (Booklist, Mar. 1, 2005 (Vol. 101, No. 13)) Like The Three Questions (2002), Muth's latest is both an accessible, strikingly illustrated story and a thought-provoking meditation. Here he incorporates short Buddhist tales, "Zen Shorts," into a story about three contemporary children. One rainy afternoon, a giant panda appears in the backyard of three siblings. Stillwater, the Panda, introduces himself, and during the next few days, the children separately visit him. Stillwater shares an afternoon of relaxing fun with each child; he also shares Zen stories, which give the children new views about the world and about each other. Very young listeners may not grasp the philosophical underpinnings of Stillwater's tales, but even kids who miss the deeper message will enjoy the spare, gentle story of siblings connecting with one another. Lush, spacious watercolors of charming Stillwater and the open neighborhood will entrance children, as will the dramatic black-and-white pictures of the comical animal characters that illustrated Stillwater's Zen stories. Muth doesn't list sources for the tales, but his author's note offers more commentary about Zen. Stillwater's questions will linger (Can misfortune become good luck? What is the cost of anger?), and the peaceful, uncluttered pictures, like the story itself, will encourage children to dream and fill in their own answers. Category: Books for the Young--Fiction. 2005, Scholastic, $16.95. K-Gr. 3. Starred Review Horn Book (Horn Book Guide, Fall 2005) Three Zen stories are woven into a contemporary frame story when Stillwater, a talking panda, meets three young children. The panda narrates a story to fit each child's mood. The "shorts" are illustrated with quick black brush strokes, white forms, and pale backgrounds, while the children and Stillwater live in a tranquil watercolor world. An author's note provides background information. Category: Picture Books. 2005, Scholastic, 4