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The Tower: A Story of Humility

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A young man wishes to be great. He believes he will achieve his goal only when everyone in the village looks up to him. So he constructs a wooden tower that reaches to the clouds, but soon he becomes lonely.
One day a passing bird tells the young man of an old woman who is greater than he. So he descends from his tower and discovers the poor woman feeding a flock of birds
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Aladdin (first published November 1st 2001)
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Mikayla
I love this authors kids books. They have such good points for kids and adults.
Sheri
May 26, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-the-kids
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.
Greta
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. :)
Kasey
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story!
Bobbi Michelle
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tessa
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-book
This was a lovely book about the true meanings of humility and greatness. The illustrations are very appealing. A great family read.
Rachel
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Melissa McLees
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was full of sense. I thought that it was a good book on humility and learning.
Catherine
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful, important story helping to illustrate what it is that makes a person great.
Olivia
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.
Janean
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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