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The Three Questions

by Jon J.  Muth, based on a story by Leo Tolstoy

Published by Scholastic Press, 2002
32 pages
ISBN: 0-439-19996-4

Ages 5 - 10

A handsome, provocative allegory poses these queries in more than one way: When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? The author's note at the end clarifies his intent regarding his use of Tolstoy's idea, explains his decisions about names for his characters, and cites the classic story. An unusual picture story for the families and elementary school-age children responsive to a thoughtful provocation. Honor Book, CCBC Caldecott Award Discussion. CCBC Categories: Picture Books for Older Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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