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The Life of the Buddha by Heather Sanche

The Life of the Buddha

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The Life of the Buddha by Heather Sanche
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Mar 24, 2020 | ISBN 9781611806298

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“This picture book will serve families seeking to share their own Buddhist faith and practice with children as well as independent readers researching spiritual practices. A succinct, beautifully crafted documentation of the origin of Buddhism.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“In The Life of the Buddha, Tara di Gesu’s enchanting illustrations make the perfect complement to Heather Sanche’s illuminating words so young readers can absorb the inspiration of the Buddha’s life story. I hope many children as well as big kids like me will enjoy reading it and carry the Buddha’s example of love and understanding in their hearts.”—Avikrita Vajra Sakya, author of Wake Up to What Matters

“We have far too few Buddhist books for children. In that regard, the negligence of Buddhist teachers like myself is utterly embarrassing. So this beautiful children’s book on the life of the Buddha by Heather Sanche and Tara Di Gesu is very welcome indeed.”—Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, author of The Guru Drinks Bourbon? and Living Is Dying

“Tara di Gesu’s richly colored, detailed illustrations match the gentle, tender tone of the writing. Some of the art is worthy of printing in large wall-poster format. Heather Sanche frames Siddhartha’s journey in psychological, social, and spiritual terms—a realistic approach that elides mythological elements and takes some liberties with the traditional narrative. Still, the text provides essential teachings in accessible ways that will prompt young readers to ask good questions.”—Tricycle

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