Synopses & Reviews
For children ages 3-10 (or adults wanting to learn some Tibetan), this sensitively rendered spiritual adventure story -- reissued to meet the demand created by Hollywood's recent fascination with all things Tibetan -- is written in both English and Tibetan. In Halpern's capable hands, two young refugees' quest for their native Himalayan land becomes the universal search for a place of peace, and she even works in a cameo appearance by the current Dalai Lama.
"The attractive illustrations successfully combine line drawing, watercolor, and colored pencil; authentic clothing, cultural relics, and artistic conceits are beautifully detailed in both primary and pastel colors". -- School Library Journal
Pema and Tashi, two Tibetan children, go on a spiritual journey to find their homeland. Each sentence is written first in the Tibetan alphabet, then phonetically as the Tibetan is pronounced, then in English.
Two Tibetan refugee children search for their physical homeland and its spiritual heart.