The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage and Compassion

The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage and Compassion

by Rafe Martin, Richard Wehrman
     
 

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A tale both ancient and timely — and a moving story of compassion in the face of personal loss and trials — The Banyan Deer is a parable that highlights courage, triumph, and the meaning of true wisdom. Beautifully illustrated and elegantly told, this emotional tale resonates with all readers, no matter the age. Illustrated sumptuously by Richard

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A tale both ancient and timely — and a moving story of compassion in the face of personal loss and trials — The Banyan Deer is a parable that highlights courage, triumph, and the meaning of true wisdom. Beautifully illustrated and elegantly told, this emotional tale resonates with all readers, no matter the age. Illustrated sumptuously by Richard Wehrman’s images that are reminiscent of the work of Eric Gill and Rockwell Kent, this book makes an ideal gift. A wonderful keepsake for anyone facing transitions or rites of passage, this is a story for recent graduates, environmentalists, animal lovers, and anyone who wants a meaningful fable in a lovely package.

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“The Banyan Deer shows that the lives of all living beings are equally important.”— His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

“A sweet and sensitive story of courage, sacrifice and kindness.”—Dan Millman, author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

“The narrative of a deer king who lays his life on the line not only for his own people but for all creatures, this story is a tale for all ages, with many subtleties layered beneath its surface. Though this is originally a Buddhist story, the text does well regardless of belief system (or lack thereof). The Banyan Deer is a welcome addition to any collection.”—Elephant Journal

The Banyan Deer by Rafe Martin, a gifted storyteller and award-winning author, is the ultimate story of courage and compassion… In less capable hands, this story is instructive but hardly riveting, but in Martin’s it’s a page-turner.”—Tynette Deveaux, "Good Reads for Little Buddhas," Shambhala Sun

His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa
"The Banyan Deer shows that the lives of all living beings are equally important."
Dan Millman
"A sweet and sensitive story of courage, sacrifice and kindness."
Elephant Journal
"The narrative of a deer king who lays his life on the line not only for his own people but for all creatures, this story is a tale for all ages, with many subtleties layered beneath its surface. Though this is originally a Buddhist story, the text does well regardless of belief system (or lack thereof). The Banyan Deer is a welcome addition to any collection."
Tynette Deveaux
"The Banyan Deer by Rafe Martin, a gifted storyteller and award-winning author, is the ultimate story of courage and compassion… In less capable hands, this story is instructive but hardly riveting, but in Martin's it's a page-turner."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861716258
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
571,301
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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