Overview

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 ...
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The Coconut Monk

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937006174
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 825,926
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, he was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr., for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, sixty in English, including the best-selling Art of Power; Teachings on Love; Being Peace; Buddha Mind Buddha Body, and his children’s books A Pebble for your Pocket, Under the Rose Apple Tree, and The Hermit and the Well. He lives at Plum Village, a meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on “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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