Sunday, November 27, 2011
Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure by Naomi C Rose
Let your child learn a bit about Tibet by sharing this picture book with them. Different cultures fascinate me, and this is very nice way to pick up some knowledge about a country you may never actually see...
Lee & Low Books and Net Galley gave me an ebook to read for review (thank you). This book was published the first of September, so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.
Tashi is a little girl who loves her Popola (Grandfather) very much and becomes worried about him when he gets a very bad cough. The doctor doesn't seem to be helping him, so she asks him what they would do in Tibet to help him heal. He tells her of a flower cure...
This story is based on an actual incident in the author's life. Her father had cancer and her mother sent her an email about a true story where flowers and friends had helped cure a man.
Tashi can't take her Popola home to Tibet, but she can work on getting him flowers. Soon that evolves into a whole community being involved and Popola does heal.
This is a warm family story with a few Tibetan words and a bit of history of the area. It would make a good bedtime story.
You can find out more about the author and this story at this website: Flower Cure