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The Empty Pot

The Empty Pot

By Demi

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805049008/theemptypot

A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom. The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!" Ping plants his seed and tends it every day, but nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.  To find out more, follow the link above.