on February 2, 2012
This is a continuation of the story told in "The Empty Pot". The story of "The Greatest Power" unfolds in a similar fashion. I like "The Empty Pot" more (I gave it 5 stars), but "The Greatest Power" is not bad. Both books have lovely illustrations. My family and I have read several of Demi's books and recommend them.
on May 4, 2005
This book is my first exposure to Demi, now I am hooked and will read all her books to my children who are quite young now but the message and illustrations will last for ages, from preschool to adult. Adults as well will delight in the gorgeous illustrations and deep spiritual message found in the text. A children's book of superb quality with a multicultural, philosophical and spiritual perspective.
on February 7, 2013
Such a powerful tale, that can help teach many life lessons as well as spiritual lessons. Depicts a wise young leader, and a thoughtful, confident, patient girl who sets herself apart without even 'trying' to -- TRUE beauty...
Side note: i have sons, and although the characters in Demi's books (that i've read) tend to be female, I don't mind. I like reading these to my sons so they know women to be capable and intelligent! I was worried for a moment at the end that it might take a turn to "they fell in love...." but Demi came through once again with a tale spun to perfection.
For ages 5/6+ -- it's rather long.