Zen Ghosts

Jon J. Muth, Author
Jon J Muth, Scholastic Press, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-439-63430-4
Reviewed on: 08/16/2010
Release date: 09/01/2010
In the third of Muth's contemplative series, Stillwater the panda comes dressed as a ghost to join Addy, Michael, and Karl on Halloween. After trick or treating, they travel through the misty night to Stillwater's house. There, another panda (which one is Stillwater?) shares a ghost story, painted in black ink and based on a Zen koan, which questions the nature of identity. Haunting in multiple senses of the word, this tale should captivate thoughtful readers, as Muth's watercolors convey a world of infinite possibility and gentle enchantment. All ages. (Sept.)
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