Buddha Stories

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Mar 15, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages

A golden goose demonstrates the wealth of kindness.

A rabbit learns not to believe everything he hears.

Throughout the ages, moral tales have been passed down from one generation to the next. Centuries ago in China, hundreds of parables were told by the Buddha to his devoted followers. His messages became widespread through fables adapted by famous storytellers like Aesop and La Fontaine. In this collection, the author has chosen ten of the most engaging classic tales from the Buddha's works. Compiled and illustrated by Demi, this wonderful collection of stories is sure to draw young readers into the ancient teachings of the Buddha, teachings that are as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago.

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User Review  - derekgries - LibraryThing

This was a fun book with one page budda stories. My favorite was the one about when to open your mouth and when to keep it closed. A turtle tries to go with his goose friends, hes holding a stick in ... Read full review

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User Review  - trevordyett - LibraryThing

a. Summary: Folk tales that represent a moral message fill each page. The left page is a single tale with a moral theme clearly written at the bottom. The right page is dedicated to the art. The art ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Demi is a practicing Buddhist who has a collected the Buddha's stories for decades. For this collection, Buddha Stories, she selected ten of her favorites from 550 known tales. While illustrating the stories, she was inspired by some of the oldest Buddhist texts, which were printed in gold ink on indigo paper. "Because this conception is so exquisitely beautiful and corresponds with the Buddhist tradition, I decided to use it in Buddha Stories," says Demi.

Demi is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including Firebird, The Dalai Lama, Buddha, The Empty Pot, and The Dragon's Tale. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she lives in Carnation, Washington.

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