Simple, wise and transformative stories about perseverance, forgiveness, and simplicity. An author's note discusses the basic concept of Zen. "A notable achievement."—SLJ
RL.3.2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Caldecott Honor Book
Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
ALA Notable Book
Storytelling Resource Award