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

Happy reading!

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