Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by Arnold Lobel

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Ming Lo's wife is angry. The couple live beside a big mountain which causes them no end of trouble. Shadows fall over their garden. Rocks fall through their roof. And it is always raining. Husband, says Ming Lo's wife, you must move the mountain so that we may enjoy our house in peace. But how can a man as small as Ming Lo move something as large as a mountain? Maybe the village wise man can help. This whimsical literary folktale is set in China.

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) illustrated many wonderful children's books but is most beloved for his Frog and Toad stories, including the first one, Frog and Toad Are Friends, published in 1970. The books have garnered much acclaim, including a Caldecott Honor for Frog and Toad Are Friends and a Newbery Honor for Frog and Toad Together. These were followed by Frog and Toad All Year and Days with Frog and Toad.


Target Age: 4-8

Greenwillow Books

Pub Date: August 26, 1993

0.12" H x 8.04" L x 9.77" W

32 pages