Publication Date: 29 September 2015
The wisdom of Zen in an exciting new book by Caldecott honoree Jon J Muth! Leo and Molly love their new neighborhood. Best of all is their friend Stillwater, a giant panda who lives across the way! And the three friends are quite a team! Stillwater teaches Molly about patience. Leo teaches Stillwater about sharing. And Molly shows how one act of kindness can make a world of difference. Jon J Muth's warm, compassionate stories and light-filled pictures are tinged with the wisdom of Zen. Whether young or old, we all learn from one another in the most surprising ways . . .
About the Author
Jon J Muth's highly acclaimed picture books are beloved around the world and have been translated into more than ten languages. He was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He drew and drew and drew and drew, and painted. His mother was an art teacher and she took him to museums all over the US. He had his first one-man exhibit of paintings and drawings at the invitation of Wilmington College when he was eighteen.
Muth studied stone sculpture in Japan; paintings, prints and drawings in Austria, Germany, and England and he was an English major at SUNY, New Paltz. But most of his education as an artist came from an informal apprenticeship with two fine artists. His comic books have been published by DC/Vertigo, Eclipse Books, NBM, Donald M. Grant Publishers, Inc. and in Japan, Kodansha.
Muth created a short graphic story for BBC educational television in 1991. He also produced the music and narrated. He has won the Eisner Award for excellence in painting in comics. In 1994 he was commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to paint a portrait of music director Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Two books about his paintings, Vanitas: Paintings, Drawings and Ideas, 1991, and Koan, 2000, have been published.
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