Included is a foreword written by The Dalai Lama. When the thirteenth Dalai Lama died in 1933, the highest holy men in Tibet searched throughout the land for his successor. They were spiritually guided to the humble dwelling of a loving family high in the Himalayas. When the search party greeted the youngest son, the child told them, "Now I am going home!" At last the fourteenth Dalai Lama had been found, and at the age of two, the young boy was taken to the capital city, Lhasa, where he began his training to become the spiritual leader of Tibet. The work of the Dalai Lama and the fate of Tibet are topics of evergrowing international focus. In simple language and glorious art, Demi pays tribute to the fourteenth Dalai Lama's remarkable life. She captures the beauty of Tibetan culture, as well as the charm, talent, and vision of one of the world's best-known spiritual figures.
I felt this was a great introductory book on a different religion. It was simple and coverd the basics of the religion.
Some extra activities that a class could do would be to find Tibet and India on a map. And also look more into the detail where the Dalai Lama has traveled to spread his ideas of peace and harmony.
I chose this book as an example because it focused on one aspect of the Buddhist religion rather than attempting to explain the entire rich history in one short picture book. The illustrations are focused and intriguing;although, they are not as detailed as this author's book on Muhammad. Unfortunately, this text does not include a bibliography. Naturally, the class discussed the value that a works cited or bibliography would have added to the book.