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I Once Was A Monkey: Stories Buddha Told - 0 (1999)
ISBN 9780374335489
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date 3/31/1999
Format Hardcover (269 x 218 mm)
Illustrator Jeanne M. Lee
Plot / Summary
A colorful introduction to Buddhist fables

A monkey, caught in a monsoon, finds shelter in a cave amid the rubble of a temple. The monkey is not alone. A lion, a jackal, a turtle, and a dove bicker in the cramped space, until a statue of Buddha comes to life. "Hush, children, hush." Buddha says. "I will tell you a story to pass the time." From the tale of the clever monkey outwidding a hungry crocodile to that of a bird and turtle rescuing a friend, the six amusing parables told by the Buddha will introduce young readers to the famous cycle of fables in Buddhist literature known as the Jatakas, or birth stories, which Buddha originally told to his disciples to illustrate his teachings. Joined with stunning linocut illustrations, Jeanne M. Lee's retellings form a book notable for both its beauty and its wisdom.
Additional Book Details
2Frog Index 15514
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Specifications
Cover Price $17.00
Nr of Pages 40
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