The Three Questions

The Three Questions

Based on A Story by Leo Tolstoy

Book - 2002
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A perfect gift for graduation--or any occasion--by a Caldecott Honor Book Artist!

"Quietly life changing..."
-- The New York Times

Young Nikolai is searching for the answers to his three questions:
When is the best time to do things?
Who is the most important one?
What is the right thing to do?
But it is his own response to a stranger's cry for help that leads him directly to the answers he is looking for.
This profound and inspiring book is about compassion and being engaged in each moment.
With his stunning watercolors -- and text that resounds with universal truths, Jon J Muth has transformed a story by Leo Tolstoy into a timeless fable for readers of every age!
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2002.
ISBN: 9780439199964
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 x 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tolstoy, Leo 1828-1910.


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JCLBreH Jul 21, 2018

Nikolai wants to know how to be the best person and do the right thing in his life. He meets several animals in the story and he makes an amazing rescue of a baby panda.
This stunning book of pictures with an award-winning artist has based his first original story on one by Leo Tolstoy. All readers will enjoy the journey of this great read.

JCLStefanieE May 23, 2018

Tranquil illustrations accompany this version of Tolstoy's classic short story which is expertly crafted toward all ages by Jon Muth. A wonderful contemplative read to share with children and adults alike.

Jun 09, 2015

What's the right thing to do?

Apr 27, 2014

very good, a profound yet simple book about compassion and living in the moment. Great for all ages to read.

forbesrachel Sep 21, 2012

The most important questions can have as many answers as there are people, so one must ultimately look within oneself for the answer.

Dec 30, 2011

Lovely philosophical book for the young with beautiful illustrations. I loved that the animal characters were named after Russian authors.


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