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The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage and Compassion
     

The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage and Compassion

by Rafe Martin, Richard Wehrman (Illustrator)
 

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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
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

Meet the Author

Renowned storyteller Rafe Martin is the recipient of the Empire State Award, three American Library Association Notable Book awards, four Parents' Choice Gold Awards, two Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Awards, an American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade, several American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, an International Reading Association Teachers' Choice, and many other awards of distinction. The Women's National Book Association has honored Rafe with their Lucile Micheels Pannell Award. His work has been cited in TIME Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and USA TODAY. Rafe lives in Rochester, New York. Read more at www.rafemartin.com.

Award-winning illustrator Richard Wehrman was born in St. Louis and attended the Washington University school of fine arts. His paintings have been exhibited at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Artists' Guild, and Washington University. He was chosen as Rochester's Communicator of the Year for illustration and has received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. Richard serves on the board of directors of the Heartwork Institute and lives in Upstate New York.

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