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by Louise Rankin


Kirkus Reviews:

/* Starred Review */ Exceptional for its background, this is a story of a Tibetan girl who braves an incredible amount of danger to go after the golden Lhasa terrier which had been stolen by a mule caravan leader. Every phase of life in which a child could be concerned is made very real:- the Lama, the monastery, the religious customs, the food, the incredible walking abilities of mountaineers (even children can walk 50 miles a day), the road from Tibet to Calcutta, hazaars, knavery, beggars and thieves, many cultures, the English (benignly portrayed)- and throughout, the wild chase for the beloved pet. A happy ending for an unusual tale. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 1948)


  • South Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Tibet : Fiction for Grades 6-8


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Ages 9-12, Animals