by Jon J. Muth
With its reading level ranging from K-5, this book is amazing for any classroom! The main character, Nikolai struggles to decide what the right thing to do is. He has many questions throughout the story and when faced with a decision, realizes in the end an important lesson about the present and the...
A king searching to find how he can learn to do the right thing at the right time, who were the right people to listen to, and what was the most important thing to do.The answer comes to him in a very surprising way.
by Jon J. Muth I enjoy Muth's style very much. This book is very similar to Zen Stories and Zen Ghosts. An interesting tale with a moral (perhaps insight is a better term?) at the end.
I like Muth's style, even when, as here, I don't care about the source material of his story. This is, even for a philosophy lesson, a bit heavy handed.Library copy,
There are few messages more important (in my mind) than that of living in the moment. I believe so much good can be accomplished by simply showing up and being present in your own life. Jon Muth does such a nice job of conveying weighty philosophical concepts without arrogance, pretension or conde...
I really couldn't get into this book at first, but a bit later on it got interesting and it actually is a pretty good story that teaches a good lesson.