Escape from Tibet: A True Story

Escape from Tibet: A True Story


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Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope, on the ultimate journey in search of freedom. Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn’t seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspicious and ever-watchful eyes of the Chinese authorities. Unbeknownst to Tenzin, Pasang has conspired with their mother to leave again—taking his younger brother with him, this time, in search of a better life. Based on the true story of the brothers’ journey in the mid-1990s first made into an acclaimed documentary by Nick Gray, Escape from Tibet is a riveting tale of courage, adventure, and triumph. A foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and an introduction provide historical context. Black and white photographs of Nick Gray’s travels through Tibet vividly evoke the boys’ homeland, and a timeline, glossary, and maps further contextualize the Tibetans’ controversial and ongoing struggle with China.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554516636
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 07/18/2014
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: HL740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Nick Gray is a documentary-maker whose films have won many international awards. He now writes and teaches at the University of Lincoln in England where he is Visiting Professor. Escape from Tibet is his first book.

Laura Scandiffio has written many non-fiction books for young readers, including the award-winning People Who Said No and, most recently, Outlaws, Spies, and Gangsters. She lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario.

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