Dalai Lama (Great Names Books)

This oversized picture book is a fascinating portrait of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. It begins with the founding of Tibetan Buddhism in the 7th century and then recounts how it was determined in 1937 that little Lhamo Dhondrub was the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama. Realistic paintings in palettes of reds, yellows and blues depict the Dalai Lama’s youth in the Potala Palace, his escape from the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and his ongoing missions of teaching the wisdom of Buddhism and campaigning for the liberation of his homeland.

 Additional Information:

  • Authors: Anne Marie Sullivan, Chen Jian-Jiang
  • 32 pages, hardcover
  • Ages 8 & up

Publication: 2003