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Dutton, May 1, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 286 pages
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A thirteen-year-old boy escapes from slaughter by the Boxers in China and joins forces with an English botanist and her escort, traveling with them to Tibet where the power of Buddhist monks transforms the lives of all of them.

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Review: Tulku

User Review  - Brenda Clough - Goodreads

This is one of those books that I wish I could have written. It is perfect, every way you look at it: a growing up story, an exploration tale, a foreign-lands epic, a love story, a spiritual quest. Wonderful! Read full review

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simple, but enjoyable Read full review


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About the author (1979)

Peter Dickinson was born and raised in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia in 1927. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He served in the British Army, and was also an assistant editor and reviewer for Punch Magazine for seventeen years. His first book was The Weathermonger. Dickinson has written several novels for adults, a television series for juveniles and many books for young people. In 1982 he was placed on the International Board of Books for Young People Honor List for Tulka, and The Iron Lion was selected one of New York Times Notable Books. In 1989 he won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Eva.

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