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The Greatest Treasure Reviewed by Children's Books for Parents on September 18.

In this simply told and elegantly illustrated Chinese tale, the wealthy Pang cannot enjoy adding up his money, because he loses count every time he hears laughter and music wafting from his neighbor’s farm. Although a poor farmer who works all day, Li still finds time to play his flute–a pleasure Pang puts a stop … Continue reading

In this simply told and elegantly illustrated Chinese tale, the wealthy Pang cannot enjoy adding up his money, because he loses count every time he hears laughter and music wafting from his neighbor’s farm. Although a poor farmer who works all day, Li still finds time to play his flute–a pleasure Pang puts a stop to by giving Li a bag full of gold. Realizing that the “treasure almost robbed me of my happiness,” Li returns the money along with far greater treasures: peace, happiness, and a homemade flute for each member of Pang’s family.

The Greatest Treasure

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The Greatest Treasure

By: Demi
Publisher: Scholastic, 1998
Level: 8-9

In this simply told and elegantly illustrated Chinese tale, the wealthy Pang cannot enjoy adding up his money, because he loses count every time he hears laughter and music wafting from his neighbor’s farm. Although a poor farmer who works all day, Li still finds time to play his flute–a pleasure Pang puts a stop to by giving Li a bag full of gold. Realizing that the “treasure almost robbed me of my happiness,” Li returns the money along with far greater treasures: peace, happiness, and a homemade flute for each member of Pang’s family.

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