Chen Ping and His Magic Axe by Demi

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Chen Ping's honesty in his encounter with a stranger causes his ax to acquire magic powers, while his greedy master's attempt to reap the same reward comes to a different end.
 

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Demi became fascinated with Buddhism at the age of three, when she chose a small golden statue of the Buddha at a five-and-dime store. At age twenty-one she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study art in India, where she walked in the footsteps of the Buddha. She has practiced Buddhism for twenty years, along with her husband, Tze-si Huang. In researching the art for "Buddha," she drew from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, and Indonesian paintings, sculptures, and sutra illustrations, particularly Pahari and Chamba Indian miniature paintings. For the story of the Buddha's life, Demi relied on her library of more than 82,000 books, most of which relate to Buddhism. Demi is the author and illustrator of many books, including "The Empty Pot," "The Magic Tapestry," "The Firebird," and "The Magic Gold Fish," She lives in Carnation, Washington.
 
Published June 1, 1987 by Dodd Mead. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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In this story of traditional Chinese wisdom, Chen Ping, a poor and content boy, works for a rich and greedy master. He chops wood and takes loving care of all animals. When his axe falls into the rive

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In this story of traditional Chinese wisdom, Chen Ping, a poor and content boy, works for a rich and greedy master. He chops wood and takes loving care of all animals. When his axe falls into the rive

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