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by Naomi Rose

illustrated by Naomi Rose


School Library Journal:

Gr 2-5 –Three traditional Tibetan tales are retold and beautifully illustrated in this bilingual picture book. In “Yeshi’s Luck,” a young man learns from his wise father that everything is not always what it seems, for sometimes good things come from adversity. In the second tale, a Dakini, a traditional goddess, shows a young girl how to face her fears. In the last story, the young monk Chunda goes on a wisdom quest and encounters a yeti. The inclusion of such specific cultural elements adds to the unique sense of place. The Tibetan text has an appealing calligraphic quality. Rose’s vivid, dynamic paintings, suffused with deep blues and purples, capture the appeal of the landscape and the people. An introduction by the Dalai Lama, a brief note about Tibet, and a useful glossary are included. With few folktales available from this land, this book will be welcome in many collections.–Robin L. Gibson, formerly at Perry County District Library, New Lexington, OH –Robin L. Gibson (Reviewed March 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 3, p202)



2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Ages 9-12, Bilingual, Folklore, Non-fiction