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Where is Tibet? (O)

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Two Tibetan refugee children search for their physical homeland and its spiritual heart.

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Brilliantly illustrated with Tibetan images and colors, this sensitively rendered, cross-cultural book follows the search of a refugee Tibetan boy and girl for their native Himalayan land. The children could be two of the real exiled children now living in India and Nepal, but their search goes far beyond the geographical and personal.

In Gina Halpern's hands, their quest becomes the universal search of all who seek a place of peace.

"A book that is so unfocused that it is impossible to tell exactly what it is trying to do or even be. Pema and Tashi are Tibetan children living in India. They ask their parents about their homeland, reject the map their father shows them, and set out to find it themselves. After several idiotic attempts, they find a man under a tree. 'In his hand are the moon and stars. So, up into the sky the children fly, to ask the moon...' They are sent back to the man, who tells them that Tibet is in their minds and hearts.

Tacked on is the homily, 'May your heart be full of compassion. May your mind grow in wisdom.' Incredibly, these children do not recognize 'the man' as the current Dalai Lama. The bilingual text in English and Tibetan has a serviceable transliteration under the Tibetan script. It starts as a primer, but vocabulary quickly grows too complicated and a catechism question-and-answer element is often present."      ~School Library Journal

Author Halpern, Gina
Translator Jorden, Ngawang
Book Type Oversized Paperback
Page Count 48 pp.
Publisher Snow Lion Publications 1991
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