Synopses & Reviews
Known for her luminescent Grandfather Twilight, Barbara Helen Berger brings beauty and power to this memorable parable from Tibet. A young boy and his yak bravely overcome all odds to get to Lhasa, giving a wise and simple message that will inspire children of any age to dream and reach for a shining goal that may seem "very far."
"Placing her realistically rendered hero in a lyrically stylized landscape - a world where clouds and waves curl like tendrils, and magical figures materialize in the mountain air - Berger subtly underscores both the mysticism of the journey and the universality of its down-to-earth, slow-and-steady-wins-the-race moral." Publishers Weekly
"Berger's illustrations, done in acrylic, colored pencil, and gouache, sweep across spreads and are laced with numerous symbols from Tibetan art and culture, all of which are explained in an extensive author's note." School Library Journal
- "Publishers Weekly starred review- "Parents' Choice Recommended Award- Junior Library Guild selection- Included in the exhibition"The Original Art 2002, Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration, sponsored by the Society of Illustrators, New York.
About the Author
Barbara Berger, an American author living in Denmark, has written ten self-empowerment books that are widely read throughout Scandinavia and Europe. From her base in Copenhagen, she travels the world giving seminars on her unique blend of spiritual wisdom and practical mental techniques.