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Zen Ghosts [Read] ➫ Zen Ghosts Author Jon J. Muth – Buyprobolan50.co.uk It s Halloween The trees are ablaze in fiery reds Excited children don colorful costumes And there s mystery and fun around every corner When Addy, Michael, and Karl finish trick or treating, their ba It s Halloween The trees are ablaze in fiery reds Excited children don colorful costumes And there s mystery and fun around every corner When Addy, Michael, and Karl finish trick or treating, their bags are brimming with treats But the fun isn t over yet Their good friend Stillwater the panda has one special surprise in store for them A mysterious visitor is about to tell them a spine tingling story one that will fill each and every reader with wonder.


10 thoughts on “Zen Ghosts

  1. Mariah Roze Mariah Roze says:

    Good book This book did leave us with a lot of unanswered questions.


  2. Calista Calista says:

    This story whisps into your bones like a ghost It is a Zen Koan story to make you intuitively come up with an answer It is set at Halloween with all the fun of Halloween The ghost is a giant panda The art is pastels and film y like a dream I enjoyed this story and the question it posed Which me is me A gentle story.


  3. Laura Laura says:

    When our hearts are taken in two different directions, where are we Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth is one of my all time favorite books So my first thought when I spotted Zen Ghosts in the bookstore was Gah How did this slip by me From the very first flip and step into this story, my imagination latched on to the warmth and wonder of the illustrations Picture after picture will catch your eye and never let go Rich, warm autumn colors, leaves, and shadows set the mood for a full moon Halloween o When our hearts are taken in two different directions, where are we Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth is one of my all time favorite books So my first thought when I spotted Zen Ghosts in the bookstore was Gah How did this slip by me From the very first flip and step into this story, my imagination latched on to the warmth and wonder of the illustrations Picture after picture will catch your eye and never let go Rich, warm autumn colors, leaves, and shadows set the mood for a full moon Halloween of trick or treating with ghosts, pumpkins, and of course oodles oodles of candy Readers will see and feel the magic of Halloween on every page.Young Michael s costume alone illuminates the essence of the holiday for me an Owl Pirate How awesome is that D My favorite part of Halloween is that we can be anything or anyone we want, anything we can dream up for one night Dream, create, and be.And to celebrate the night, Stillwater, our favorite Zen panda, treats us with a story of sadness and shivers A tale filled with questions, magic, and mystery about who we are, the decisions we make, and how those decisions or demands tear us apart each and every day.Please be sure to read the author s note at the end Mr Muth says it all so perfectly It is the kind of story that leaves you withquestions than it answers Stories like that can t be neatly wrapped up and placed on a quiet shelf and forgotten The thoughts they raise are constantly reemerging and changing as we go through our lives A beautiful Halloween book.Note to parents I recommend trying this one as a library book before buying I m not sure how little ones will react to Stillwater s tale I loved it My 7 year old niece loved the pictures, but thought the story was just okay D


  4. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Stillwater the panda returns to his friends, the three young children, as they prepare for Halloween I love that the one little boy can t decide if he wants to be a pirate or an owl and that Stillwater tells him he can be both this is such a great foreshadowing of the theme of this story After the children go trick or treating, they meet Stillwater for a ghost story and Stillwater tells them a Zen Koan a teaching story with no right or wrong answer but something for the student to intern Stillwater the panda returns to his friends, the three young children, as they prepare for Halloween I love that the one little boy can t decide if he wants to be a pirate or an owl and that Stillwater tells him he can be both this is such a great foreshadowing of the theme of this story After the children go trick or treating, they meet Stillwater for a ghost story and Stillwater tells them a Zen Koan a teaching story with no right or wrong answer but something for the student to internalize it s meant to resonate , the Story of Senjo The illustrations are beautiful the trick or treat scene is a feast for the senses and I m so in love with the girl s white dress I also appreciate how the Stillwater narrative is in color whereas the illustrations for the story he tells are mostly black and white and muchAsian in flavor For some reason, I wasn t as enad with this particular Stillwater book as I hoped I would be I really appreciate Muth s work, and I admire that he is introducing children and adults to Zen I love his artwork, the way he parallels the koan with the children s Halloween story is very clever But, the story just didn t really flow the koan is rather long and breaks up the narrative of the Stillwater children story I think some children will be frustrated by this though, of course, that s no reason not to share this story with them But, I actually appreciated the picture bookafter I read Muth s Afterward I got what he s trying to say, and really appreciate the concepts he is trying to highlight and make accessible for children i.e., the duality in our personalities, how we can sometimes feel like different people depending on who we are with, etc I guess I just wanted a littlefrom the text of the Stillwater story since the illustrations are so gorgeous and Muth s purpose seems so rich with possibility


  5. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    Well, I do think that Muth really stretches the limits of understanding with his children s picture books, but I do like them.I liked this one very much, although the Halloween story combined with the Buddhist koan was a peculiar combination for me.For school aged children, I think this book could get some interesting discussions started There is an author s note at the end about koans, etc and it s definitely written for adults and older children.I adored the illustrations The style chang Well, I do think that Muth really stretches the limits of understanding with his children s picture books, but I do like them.I liked this one very much, although the Halloween story combined with the Buddhist koan was a peculiar combination for me.For school aged children, I think this book could get some interesting discussions started There is an author s note at the end about koans, etc and it s definitely written for adults and older children.I adored the illustrations The style changes from one part of the story to another By far my favorite illustration was the two page long spread of the trick or treaters, which includes a witch who is actually flying


  6. La Coccinelle La Coccinelle says:

    It s October, so I thought I should probably read at least one Halloween story I happened to see this e book in the library system, so I thought I d give it a try.This is the second picture book I ve read that tries to teach elements of Zen to young children the first one being Sanjay Nambiar s Maybe A Little Zen for Little Ones, which I thought was pretty awful I m not sure it s something that the age group is really ready for I understand why the author thinks the topic is appropriate fo It s October, so I thought I should probably read at least one Halloween story I happened to see this e book in the library system, so I thought I d give it a try.This is the second picture book I ve read that tries to teach elements of Zen to young children the first one being Sanjay Nambiar s Maybe A Little Zen for Little Ones, which I thought was pretty awful I m not sure it s something that the age group is really ready for I understand why the author thinks the topic is appropriate for children, and I agree to a certain extent But many children today are very literal thinkers, and puzzling over a koan probably isn t going to be a very useful experience.The pictures are lovely, and I wouldn t mind checking outbooks illustrated by this author artist However, I did find some of the plot points a bit unnerving Three little kids go trick or treating alone, and then they re told by a giant talking panda to meet him somewhere so he can take them off to his house to tell them a ghost story Does that not sound like child luring to you The added element of candy just makes it all theuncomfortable I realize these kids have some sort of past with Stillwater the panda, but I still didn t like the way they just went off with him without parental consent Adult family friends can and do take advantage of children, and I don t know if this message of explicit trust is the best one to be sending So yes to the pictures, maybe to the koan, no to the rest of the story I hoped to like this onethan I did, but I just can t get past the slightly creepy panda taking three unsupervised children to his house Maybe I m just too paranoid cynical for books like this


  7. Soumya Soumya says:

    Oh My God.


  8. Tasha Tasha says:

    The wonderful Stillwater the panda returns for a third time with another picture book filled with Zen In this book, Stillwater spends time with the children as they prepare to go trick or treating Then after they are finished, he brings them to a place where a panda tells them the story of Senjo In the story, Senjo is in love with her best friend from childhood But when her father gets ills, she is forced to marry a wealthy man Ochu, the man she loves, leaves the village because he cannot b The wonderful Stillwater the panda returns for a third time with another picture book filled with Zen In this book, Stillwater spends time with the children as they prepare to go trick or treating Then after they are finished, he brings them to a place where a panda tells them the story of Senjo In the story, Senjo is in love with her best friend from childhood But when her father gets ills, she is forced to marry a wealthy man Ochu, the man she loves, leaves the village because he cannot bear to see her marry someone else But as he is leaving, he sees Senjo on the bank and they run off together Years later, Senjo feels she must try to reunite with her father When they return to the village, Ochu speaks to her father and then discovers that Senjo has been ill in bed since the night Ochu left years ago The two Senjos meet and merge together into one So the question asked is which Senjo is the true one It is a marvelous Koan that is not meant to be solved Modern children may be frustrated by this type of story, but all thereason for them to hear it.Muth takes the setting of Halloween, combines it with a ghost story of sorts, and turns the holiday into something new The children in the story are always talking about their candy and their costumes Just as in the other Zen books by Muth, the children remain children completely They ponder new ideas and discover new ways of thinking, but they are children still Muth s water colors are rich and autumnal here until the story within the story begins and the colors fade to whites and grays Muth offers several great double page spreads that really capture autumn and Halloween.This is a very different Halloween story, but one that really has a place in every library It is beautifully written, illustrated with elegance and offers a new perspective for readers Whatcould one want Appropriate for ages 5 9


  9. Abigail Abigail says:

    Stillwater the wise and gentle Panda whose zen teachings were first to be seen in Zen Shorts and Zen Ties returns in this third picture book adventure, inviting Addy, Michael and Karl to a storytelling session at his house, after they finish their Halloween trick or treating Here, in another guise, he unfolds a deliciously creepy, but also thought provoking ghost story, concerning a young woman named Senjo, and the incredible dual life she leads, in two places at once.Using a well k Stillwater the wise and gentle Panda whose zen teachings were first to be seen in Zen Shorts and Zen Ties returns in this third picture book adventure, inviting Addy, Michael and Karl to a storytelling session at his house, after they finish their Halloween trick or treating Here, in another guise, he unfolds a deliciously creepy, but also thought provoking ghost story, concerning a young woman named Senjo, and the incredible dual life she leads, in two places at once.Using a well known Zen koan a type of paradoxical question meant to provoke a searching introspection that can prove illuminating, in and of itself that he heard from a number of sources, Jon J Muth crafts a lovely, contemplative Halloween book in Zen Ghosts, one that continues the education in Zen principles that was begun in the earlier Stillwater books, but also celebrates the spirit of the season The tale of Senjo and Ochu, and the question of how it is possible to be in two places at once, and to be two people at once, is particularly apropos at Halloween, given the custom of putting on masks and costumes, and assuming however temporarily other identities, and the belief about borders between worlds temporal and spiritual opening at this time The artwork here is just as strikingly beautiful as in the other Stillwater books, adding to the enjoyment of this excellent title Recommended to anyone looking for Halloween titles that are a little different, and stand out from the usual ghostly and witchy fare available


  10. Melki Melki says:

    Stillwater tells an ancient, non spooky tale to his friends, and candy is consumed As in all of Muth s Zen books the artwork is the star This one is particularly lovely with vivid orange and red autumnal landscapes, and a delightful two page spread of all the kiddies in their costumes My favorite is the monkey cowboy Is it a real monkey dressed up, or a child who couldn t decide between two costumes It doesn t really matter that s the magic of Halloween, folks.


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