Jon J Muth
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Jon J Muth

In 1999 Mr. Muth started what has been over a decade in children's books. He has received numerous awards and critical acclaim and worked with many talented people. He is the author and illustrator of "Zen Shorts" a Caldecott Honor book, which Kirkus Review described as "Every word and image comes to make as perfect a picture book as can be". He is the illustrator of the anthology, "A Family of Poems", with Caroline Kennedy. His book "The Three Questions" has been described as "quietly life-changing" by The New York Times.

Muth worked for over twenty years in comics and graphic novels; culminating in the industry's highest honor, an Eisner Award for "The Mystery Play".

In an interview with the Paris Review, E.B. White once said, "You don't write down for children. You write up." Muth wholeheartedly agrees. "Children are completely capable of intuiting wisdom as readily as adults are... they just may not have the ability to put it into words ... [but] they get this stuff very quickly. Even the kids who come to the book (Zen Shorts) because it has a giant panda tend to come back because there's some itch that's created -- in their minds or in their hearts -- to re-examine what's going on."

Mr. Muth has had a life long interest in Asian Studies, including tai chi chuan, sumi ink drawing and chado, "the way of tea". His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and he lives with his wife Bonnie and their four children in New York.

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    • Stone Soup

    • By: Jon J Muth
    • Narrated by: B.D. Wong
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great life lesson

    • By Barbara on 05-22-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Come On, Rain

    • By: Karen Hesse
    • Narrated by: Leila Ali
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great for bedtime

    • By Carol on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Zen Shorts

    • By: Jon J. Muth
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    "Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen for all ages

    • By CONRAD W ROSENBROCK on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Zen Ghosts

    • By: Jon J. Muth
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It's Halloween. The trees are ablaze in fiery reds. Excited children don colorful costumes....

    Regular price: $6.99

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