Thich Nhat Hanh: Buddhism in Action

Thich Nhat Hanh: Buddhism in Action

by Maura D. Shaw, Stephen Marchesi
     
 

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Through enjoyable biography, activities inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh’s values and beliefs, and poems written by the teacher himself, Thich Nhat Hanh: Buddhism in Action will show you how to be braver, more caring, and happier in your own life.See more details below

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Through enjoyable biography, activities inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh’s values and beliefs, and poems written by the teacher himself, Thich Nhat Hanh: Buddhism in Action will show you how to be braver, more caring, and happier in your own life.

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Children's Literature
The "Spiritual Biographies for Young Reader" series makes a point to present positive role models. This book highlights a Buddhist monk from Vietnam without preaching Buddhism to readers. Instead, the book's focus is on peaceful doings and good works completed by Thich Nhat Hahn. The text stresses how readers may be enlightened by calmly thinking about what is around them and how they may let go of anger. For grade school classrooms this is a bonus. Three of the book's "Now It's Your Turn" activities allow readers to participate in projects related to good works. One focuses on thinking about things, one encourages planting of seeds to see how much food can be grown from a package of seeds, and another asks readers to make a picture or write about or illustrate things that are wrong and could be changed. A timeline and glossary round out the text. Put this book on classroom, home, or library shelves to allow readers a good look at what a positive role model can do. 2004, Skylight Paths Publishing, Ages 7 up.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-These slim titles offer information about the childhood of these spiritual leaders, but mostly, readers will learn about their lifestyles, nonviolent philosophies, and actions. The author incorporates quotes from the men; Thich Nhat Hanh also includes poems written by the Buddhist monk. She encourages readers to participate in activities in the spirit of the philosophies of these influential, peaceful leaders. Gandhi recommends that children recycle broken crayons, since Gandhi believed it was an act of violence to throw away anything that still had a use. Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that they write poetry about something that they would like to see changed, and how to help that happen by peaceful means. Both volumes invite readers to teach others by becoming good examples. However, younger students may find the texts quite challenging and older readers may find them choppy and juvenile. Colorful reproductions and photographs of the men, landscapes, and an occasional flower fill the pages of these titles.-Jodi Kearns, University of Akron, OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594735110
Publisher:
Longhill Partners
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Series:
Spiritual Biographies for Young Readers
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

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