Ming Lo Moves the Mountain

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Ming Lo Moves the Mountain is a children's picture book by Arnold Lobel.


A mountain towers over Ming Lo and his wife. Ming Lo's wife tells Ming Lo that he must move the mountain. When the Mings get further advice, they do a dance to move the mountain. After a few hours, the mountain moves.


A New York Times review says, ". The tone of the story and the look of the book are as inseparable as Ming and the Mrs.: restrained and amusing, a measured dance to the accompaniment of gentle laughter".[1] It is used as a lesson in schools in the book Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically[2] and the book Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers[3] The book is talked about in the book Balancing Acts.[4] The book is an ALA Notable Children's book.[5]