Ming lo Moves the Mountain

Ming lo Moves the Mountain

5.0 2
by Arnold Lobel
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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?

See more details below

  • Checkmark Kids' Club Eligible  Shop Now

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A mountain blocks the sun and rains rocks on Ming Lo's house; a wise man helps Ming Lo and his wife move their home but lets them think they have moved the mountain. ``The singular range and power of Lobel's books impress readers with each new work,'' PW observed. ``Radically different from his previous creations, the paintings are in subdued but rich tones.'' (48)
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Ming Lo and his wife live in the shadow of a great mountain. Unfortunately, the mountain blocks their view and falling rocks leave leaky holes in their roof. Ming Lo seeks help from the wise man; he wants to move the mountain so that he and his wife may enjoy their home. Many suggestions fail, until finally they try dancing to the music of the moving mountain-a dance that begins with putting the left foot in a place behind the right, with eyes closed. Indeed, when they open their eyes, the mountain had moved! 1993 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688109950
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
One World Friends and Neighbors Series
Edition description:
1st Mulberry ed
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
313,186
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >