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The Tower: A Story of Humility

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A poignant allegory from the author of The Christmas Box explores the virtue of humility. In ancient China, a powerful man who believes the only way to be greater than others is to be above them constructs a great wooden tower. He soon discovers that acts of kindness make a person truly great. Full-color illustrations.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Nice story, and I love the message of it. A book that teaches values without seeming like it's teaching about values is a real treasure. However, it's not the most interesting story I've ever read. It seems similar to several others we have read recently. I think my kids will have their fill after one or two reads, but will update if it happens to become a favorite. Four shining stars for this one. :)
Cute story!
Like my review for The Spyglass, I thought this was a wonderful book with a great message and beautiful illustrations, but wondered if my 6-year-old daughter was catching any of it. There were a lot of large words used and difficult to follow grammar, at least for a young kid. But my daughter did listen to it and said she liked it, so there you go. Beautiful story, even if I thought it was over her head.
Melissa McLees
This book was full of sense. I thought that it was a good book on humility and learning.
This is a book I would go out of my way to read to my children. It's message is true, but not preachy. The illustrations are some of the most gorgeous I've seen.
I thought this was a great children's and adult book. Not only did it speak to humility, but also to charity. It had great illustrations alos
Bobbi Michelle
This is one of my favorite books to read to youth, reminding them and me to be humble and remember what is most important... and to stay grounded.
Teaches humility by explaining that it is not what you do that makes you great but what you do for others. Set in an Asian setting.
This was a lovely book about the true meanings of humility and greatness. The illustrations are very appealing. A great family read.
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