Hermit and The Well

Hermit and The Well


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The Hermit and the Well is a story is based on an actual event in Thich Nhat Hanh's life.

As a young boy, amidst the suffering and destruction that the war had brought to Vietnam, Hanh had a profound transformative experience after seeing a reproduction of a Buddha statue on the cover of a magazine. Moved by the Buddha's serene expression and peaceful appearance, he decided to become a monk. Through his ensuing school years, his interest and commitment deepened and led to visits of temples and other places of worship including a class fieldtrip to a hermit living in the mountains.

Thich Nhat Hanh entered a Buddhist monastery at age 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888375312
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About 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, 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 paintings and woodblocks have been exhibited throughout Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US. He has illustrated numerous books for children and adults, including The Moon Bamboo, The Stone Boy, the award-winning First Snow, and The Hermit and the Well. As an author, translator, and illustrator, he has over forty books to his credit. He has received the Christopher Award and a Literature Program Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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