The Three Questions

by Jon J. Muth and Leo Tolstoy

When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right... read more

When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy, a handsome, provocative allegory poses these queries in more than one way as a boy searches for knowledge and finds it in unexpected ways: 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 (Ages 5-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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