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Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by Arnold Lobel
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bookshelves: lled-catalog
Recommended for: anyone-its a good read
read count: 5 +

Illustrator: Arnold Lobel
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Date of Publication: 1982

Genre: Cultural, Literary Folktale
Reading Level: ages 4-8
Theme: dreams, hope, perserverance, happiness

Curricula use: teach children about different cultures
teach children to perservere
Social Issue: Culture and diversity

Text & Pictures: the illustrations are great. The author was also the illustrator which is why the text fits perfectly with the pictures.
Summary: Ming Lo's wife is angry. The couple live beside a big mountain which causes them a lot of trouble. Shadows fall over their garden, Rocks fall through their roof, and it is always raining. Ming Lo's wife insists that he move the mountain so he visits the Chinese wise man asking for help. In the end, Mong Lo is able to move the mountain and his wife is happy.

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