Skip to main menu Skip to content

Jing Jing Ding

Jing Jing Ding moved to Canada from China in 1989 and two years later graduated with an M.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario. In the mid 1990s she was living in London, Ontario and working as a supply teacher.

Fiction (Juvenile, Folklore)

The Story of the Three Buddhist Monks: Based on a Traditional Chinese Folk Tale

Illustrated by Nelson Daboud.
Toronto: Boardwalk, 1996. [Now distributed by Dundurn]

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic in everything — the clouds in the winter sky, the “firework” display when she throws an armful of snow into the air, making snow angels, tasting snowflakes. And in the end, her joy is contagious. Home is where family is, after all.

A story of three Buddhist monks based on a traditional Chinese folk tale about cooperation.

Without cooperation, one monk can fetch two buckets of water, two monks will only be able to fetch one bucket of water, and three monks will fetch no water at all.


Publisher Dundurn (distributor of Boardwalk books)