"A heartwarming picture book."
Tashi, a Tibetan-American girl, misses her precious time with Popola (her grandpa) who has become ill. Determined to help him get well, Tashi remembers his stories about a flower cure used in his Tibetan village. She recruits friends and neighbors to re-create this Tibetan healing tradition. But will the flower cure work in America?
This story is about diverse people coming together in the spirit of healing and community. It’s based on a true story, "Downwind from Flowers," written by Lee Paton.
Lyrically told and illustrated with impressionistic paintings, this story also shines a light on the special bond between grandchild and grandparent.
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Naomi donates a percentage of proceeds to benefit Tibetan Refugee children!
Written and Illustrated
by Naomi C. Rose
Hardcover, 40 pages, 9 X 10 3/4
Lee & Low Books, 2011
Ages 6 and up
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A heartwarming picture book presents age-old Tibetan medical traditions with a modern, positive, community-based twist…. uplifting and informative…
The story... turns on two charming ideas: that of a child using ancient wisdom to restore the health of a relative, and that of a sterile American suburb becoming as close-knit as a Tibetan village.
School Library Journal
the rich, jewel-toned paintings do a wonderful job of supplementing the text...
This heartwarming story is full of details and images that show what life might be like for a Tibetan-American child. Any second- or third-generation immigrant family will relate to the blending of two cultures, and all readers will relate to Tashi’s concern, fear, and desire to help.
Tashi’s narrative flows smoothly, gracefully introducing Tibetan words and customs...An excellent supplement for multicultural and family studies, this upbeat story provides a rare look at Tibetan American culture.
At the heart of this story is love--the love of friends, family and community.
Lee Paton, Author of Downwind from Flowers
The book is glorious! I couldn't be more pleased with the content and the paintings. You did a fabulous job and I think you did justice to not only the spirit of the story but to the feeling I had when I was going through the experience with my patient. It's a wonderful book.