Tashi loves listening to Popola, her grandpa, sing Tibetan chants to the click, click of his prayer beads. She also loves hearing Popola's stories about the village in Tibet where he grew up. But recently Popola has been sick, and Tashi is worried.
One of the stories Tashi remembers told how people in Popola’s village use flowers to help themselves recover from illnesses. Will this healing tradition work in the United States, so far from Popola’s village? Determined to help Popola get better, Tashi recruits family, friends, and neighbors in a grand effort to find out.
Lyrically told and illustrated with impressionistic paintings, Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure shines a tender light on the universal bond between grandchild and grandparent. Readers of all ages are sure to be inspired by the gentle power of this story and its spirit of compassion and community.
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Tashi’s grandfather is not well. He used to tell her stories of how people in his village were cured by flowers. Tashi makes arrangements with a local nursery to bring her grandfather to sit among the flowers to make him better. He agrees but doesn’t get better. Mr. Wong the nursery owner asks him to come back the next week. When they go back the next week they serve all of the customer tea and cookies. People come to talk with him. In Tibet, people sit and visit in the gardens. This is what they call the “flower cure”. I love the book. The illustrations were beautifully done. The message of friendship and love carried all through the book. I know when I am sick that being out doors makes me feel better. This is a wonderful book to teach about caring for others, as well as teaching about the Tibetan culture. There were a lot of Tibetan words used throughout the book. Great book.