"This book is a delight!"
Recommended by the Children’s Core Collection!
Three beautifully illustrated tales from Tibet. A young prince, wise monkey, and magical guardian are some of the fun characters that will entertain and delight readers young and old. Each tale offers simple wisdom and kindness and exemplifies how to live in peace and kindness. An enchanting glimpse into Tibetan culture.
Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World follows Naomi's award-winning Tibetan Tales for Little Buddhas.
Personally inscribed copies
Written and Illustrated
Naomi donates a percentage of proceeds to benefit Tibetan Refugee children!
by Naomi C. Rose
Foreword by the Dalai Lama
Preface by Richard Gere
Hardcover, 64pp, 12 X 81/2
In English and Tibetan
Dancing Dakini Press, 2009
Ages 4 and up
Foreword by the Dalai Lama
When I was a young child in Tibet, I had textbooks to learn and study, but no illustrated children’s books to read or look at. Instead, I would turn the pages of news magazines brought up from India and look at the photographs. There began to form a picture in my mind of the world beyond Tibet’s borders.
Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World is Naomi C. Rose’s second children’s book of Tibetan tales. In it, she retells simple stories that were once told in Tibet. Children will surely find these charming and colourful books fun to read. Because the stories are set in Tibet, readers in other lands will naturally become aware of the existence of our country and of the values that we hold dear.
I congratulate the author on her efforts and hope that books like these may serve as examples for others in their clarity, simplicity, and enchanting appeal to children. I am sure they will bring joy to readers young and old.
Prince Jampa is convinced that a sinister enemy has plans to invade his kingdom. He gathers five thousand horsemen for a surprise attack, yet Jampa receives a surprise of his own.
Sonam and the Stolen Cow
Villagers accuse Sonam, a young nun, of stealing a cow. Sonam flees, denying she is a thief. But when she meets a playful monkey, Sonam’s mind is changed in unexpected ways.
Tashi learns of a magical lake of gold and hurries to get all the gold he can. But the lake’s spirit guardian gives him only one nugget. Tashi’s mischievous attempts to get more take him to gold of another kind.
2010 Nautilus Book Award Silver Winner
2010 International Book Award Finalist
School Library Journal
The expressive faces of the Tibetan people are carefully rendered while backgrounds are more impressionistic. Rose’s palette is rich with periwinkle, teals, reds, golds, pinks, and purples…These tales shine a light on the hearts of the Tibetan people.
Midwest Book Review (5 Stars)
Paging through "Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World" it is easy to see why this author/illustrator deserves such high honors and awards.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
[The stories] reflect the unique blend of thoughtful actions and deeply held values that characterize the Tibetan lifeway...a wonderful gift to young readers.
The paintings are bright and their subjects expressive ... a good addition to large folklore collections.
Shambhala Sun Magazine
Recommended book for the holidays: Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World features three traditional stories in both English and Tibetan...dreamy illustrations...
Curled Up With A Good Book
features three short stories, each teaching a virtue such as tolerance, honesty and generosity… a good addition to any library of folklore from around the world.
The Book Connection
A truly inspirational reading experience awaits you and your child in Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World!