The Mountains of Tibet

The Mountains of Tibet

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by Mordicai Gerstein
     
 

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'This story of the death and reincarnation of a Tibetan woodcutter is a beautifully gentle look at one human being dealing with life's choices and possibilities.' —SLJ. 'The impact of its peaceful message will reverberate long after the last page is read.' —H.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1987 (NYT)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1987 (NYT

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'This story of the death and reincarnation of a Tibetan woodcutter is a beautifully gentle look at one human being dealing with life's choices and possibilities.' —SLJ. 'The impact of its peaceful message will reverberate long after the last page is read.' —H.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1987 (NYT)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1987 (NYT)
Notable 1987 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
1988 Choices (Association of Booksellers for Children)
1987 Choices: The Year's Best Books (Publishers Weekly)
1987 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
A perfect blend of story and picture. The impact of its peaceful message will reverberate long after the last page is read.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
There are many good books that talk generally about the great mystery no one understands. This book gives a view of reincarnation and the beauty of life's diversity. It was inspired by the author's reading of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064432115
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children. He won the 2004 Caldecott Medal for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers and is also a painter, sculptor, and prizewinning designer and director of animated films. Mordicai Gerstein lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Susan Yard Harris, who is also an illustrator, and their daughter, Risa.

Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children. He won the 2004 Caldecott Medal for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers and is also a painter, sculptor, and prizewinning designer and director of animated films. Mordicai Gerstein lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Susan Yard Harris, who is also an illustrator, and their daughter, Risa.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northhampton, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1935
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
Chouinard Institute of Art
Website:
http://www.mordicaigerstein.com

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Mountains of Tibet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Such an amazing book! It makes my 7y/o sons 'eyes water' as he would say, each time we read it. Any book that can reach deep into the emotions of a child is a must have in my opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can remember reading this book non-stop when I was 3, 4, and 5 years old. So much, in fact, that it finally fell apart from constant opening and closing. The pictures are absolutely beautiful and the story is one that has stayed with me my whole life. I would suggest this book to all children who love to read and all adults who enjoy beautiful picture books such as this one.