Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure

Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure written and illustrated by Naomi C. Rose. Tashi a young Tibetan girl is worried about her grandfather. Her Popola has been sick. Tashi loves listening to his stories songs and chants about his village in Tibet where he grew up. Popola tells Tashi about how people in his village help people get better with flowers. The pollen from many flowers floats on the wind and helps cure sickness he says. Tashi and her Amala walk to a nearby nursery and arrange to bring Polola there on weekends. They bring a basket with tea cookies, butter, and salt with them. At first no one stops to visit when they are there. But as the summer goes on more and more people have heard of the cure and want to help so they stop by to visit. At last Popola’s doctor says he is getting better. The story includes some notes on Tibet and Tibetan medicine and is beautifully illustrated with impressionistic paintings. It presents a tender bond between grandchild and grandfather and shows the compassion of a community that comes together. See this book listed in our catalog

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