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Ming Lo Moves the Mountain Paperback – August 26, 1993
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About the Author
Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.
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Ming Lo's wife sends him off to the village wise man that first tells them to run at the mountain with a large pole-this will knock the mountain far away. Of course, it doesn't work, so Ming Lo returns to the wise man many times to ask his advice. Each suggestion grows more and more silly until the last one that actually works!!
Mr. Label is most well known for his Frog and Toad books. The illustration style is similar with "Ming Lo", sharing similar muted colors but with softer outlines. The pictures highlight the foolishness of Ming Lo and his wife as they bang pots and pans at the mountain to scare it away or bring food to the summit to appease the mountain god. The wise man is an amusing character, sitting under a small pagoda in purple robes smoking a pipe (he produces more and more smoke each time that Ming Lo comes to ask him questions, to the point that he can barely be seen).
The story is easy to read and fun without being ridiculous. It's an excellent book for beginning readers and will keep children interested as they read on to find out what Ming Lo and his wife will be up to next! Highly recommended.
wood and make alot of noise, but at the end the wise man told
ming lo to take all his stuff far from the mountain and they
were never have problem with the mountain agin.
One day Ming Lo's wife told him he must move the mountain so that they may enjoy their house in peace. Ming lo replies that he's just man, how can he move a mountain? Ming Lo's wife knows of a wise man who lives in the village and tells him he should go and ask this wise man. And so Ming Lo does. Each time doing exactly as the wise man tells him and each time the mountain did not move. Finally the wise man told Ming that he must take his house apart stick by stick .They would carry these bundles in their arms and on their heads, and then face the mountain and close their eyes. Next the wise man said you must dance the dance of the moving mountain. You must do this for many hours and when you open your eyes you will see the mountain has moved. So Ming Lo and his wife did as they where told and when they opened their eyes... the mountain dance had worked and the mountain was now far away!
Arnold Lobel has a beautiful book with soft colored drawing! A great book to have as part of your childs' library.
"Husband, you must move the mountain," says Ming Lo's wife, at last, "so that we may enjoy our house in peace."
But how will a man such as Ming Lo move the mountain? He turns to the wise man who lives in the village. And the wise man who lives in the village is full of great ideas.
" Go home, Ming Lo. Cut down the tallest, thickest tree you can find. Push this tree against the side of the mountain with all your strength. This is the way that you will move the mountain."
Well that's the first great idea. But Ming Lo has no luck moving the mountain.
" ...take the pots and pans from your kitchen," says the wise man. "Hold a spoon in each one of your hands. With these spoons, hit the pots and pans as hard as you can. Raise your voice in loud shouts and cries. The mountain will be frightened by the noise. This is the way that you will move the mountain."
Alas, idea #2 is a bomb. And idea #3 doesn't pan out either. So the old man resorts to a very sly tactic to move the mountain. It's totally harebrained, and you will have to suspend your disbelief and wonder at the daftness of these characters. But it's a truly fun read.
Because I'm impressed by the originality of the theme, I would give the book a 4.5 stars if I could.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book but was not received in time for the shipping I paid for.Published 12 months ago by Theresa Holland
An excellent tale to remind us that problems can often be solved by looking at them from a different perspective. A good lesson at any age!Published 17 months ago by Sparkle Chi
The story was good, but nothing exciting. I'm sure that it would appeal to a lit of people, but my children have not asked me to hear at again after the first time that we read... Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Amazon's Ralph Nader
This book is an excellent resource for teaching plot. The great thing is that my students really enjoyed the story. It really made teaching plot mountain fun!Published on July 6, 2013 by Karen
I am a professional storyteller. I discovered Ming Lo in my local bookshop over 15 years ago and have been telling the tale in performances ever since! Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by John Rogers