Persimmons of Good Fortune
By Uncle Peach  Publisher: Morden Education Press
Paper Back
2023-11-01 | ISBN: 978-7-5106-9303-8
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Nestled in the Nanshan Mountains lies a little-known temple named Persimmon Temple. True to its name, two persimmon trees stand sentinel within its serene grounds, watched over by an old monk and his young apprentice. Autumn drapes the trees in a bounty of ruby-red fruits that resemble festive lanterns. For the young monk, however, this season brings an additional duty: counting persimmons on the trees. But as days turn into weeks, the fruit count dwindles steadily. Where, the young monk ponders, could they have gone? This captivating picture book, steeped in traditional virtues and cultural charm, invites children into a heartwarming Chinese tale. Exquisite meticulous paintings, crafted with meticulous detail, bring the story to life. Each turn of the page reveals the serene beauty of the Persimmon Temple through the changing seasons. The narrative unfolds around the dwindling persimmons, weaving lessons of sharing, empathy, and gratitude into the young monk’s journey of self-discovery. Guided by the old monk’s gentle wisdom and his own budding compassion, the young apprentice learns the true value of a helping hand. Beyond the heartwarming story, the book immerses young readers in the beauty of Chinese traditional culture. The harmonious coexistence between man and nature, and the timeless wisdom passed down through generations - all come together to create a truly enriching experience. Persimmons of Good Fortune whispers a heartwarming tale of love, growth, and the enduring bond between master and apprentice. Author Uncle Peach’s accessible and unpretentious prose, coupled with the meticulous brushstrokes of painter Fei Jingmiao, entwine to depict a story resonant with warmth and tenderness. In its pages, young readers discover that even in the quietude of a mountain temple, love and compassion can bloom, warming even the coldest winter.