Kong Rong and the Pears

A popular folk tale in China, and was mentioned in the Three Character Classic, a text used for elementary education since the Song Dynasty.

A descendant of Confucius, Kong Rong was good-tempered and intelligent, well-known for his love and respect for others.

 

The story is about his act of giving and still used today in China as an example to educate children on the importance of being modest and caring for others.

Illustrated by Gabriel Lopez

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