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Coconut Monk
     

Coconut Monk

by Thich Nhat Hanh, Vo-Dinh Mai (Illustrator)
 

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On an island in Vietnam, a monk lives in a coconut tree, eating its fruit and playing with his friends, a cat and a mouse. All the while, a war is raging. One day, the monk decides to visit his country’s president. After all, if a man, a cat, and a mouse can live in harmony, why can’t a nation? But the hostile guards at the presidential palace throw the

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On an island in Vietnam, a monk lives in a coconut tree, eating its fruit and playing with his friends, a cat and a mouse. All the while, a war is raging. One day, the monk decides to visit his country’s president. After all, if a man, a cat, and a mouse can live in harmony, why can’t a nation? But the hostile guards at the presidential palace throw the Coconut Monk in jail. Is there still a way for his message to be heard? Based on a true story, this charming picture book shows how unconquerable divides can be overcome through compassion and perseverance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888375978
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,300,132
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France,his meditation and retreat center in France, where he teaches the art of mindful living.

Vo-Dinh Mai was born and raised in Hue Vietnam. He studied at the Sorbonne and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has illustrated numerous books for children and adults, including The Moon Bamboo, The Stone Boy, and the award-winning First Snow, and The Hermit and the Well. He lives in Florida.

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