This inspiring tale reminds us that no one can be truly at peace unless all beings have a chance for peace, freedom, and happiness. The Banyan Deer is a wonderful, heart-warming gift for anyone who loves a great story. This beautiful hardcover edition will delight both adults and children alike.
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Renowned storyteller Rafe Martin is the recipient of the Empire State Award, three American Library Association Notable Book awards, four Parents' Choice Gold Awards, two Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Awards, an American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade, several American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, an International Reading Association Teachers' Choice, and many other awards of distinction. The Women's National Book Association has honored Rafe with their Lucile Micheels Pannell Award. His work has been cited in TIME Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and USA TODAY. Rafe lives in Rochester, New York. Read more at www.rafemartin.com.
Award-winning illustrator Richard Wehrman was born in St. Louis and attended the Washington University school of fine arts. His paintings have been exhibited at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Artists' Guild, and Washington University. He was chosen as Rochester's Communicator of the Year for illustration and has received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. Richard serves on the board of directors of the Heartwork Institute and lives in Upstate New York.
"The Banyan Deer shows that the lives of all living beings are equally important." (His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje)
"A sweet and sensitive story of courage, sacrifice and kindness." (Dan Millman, author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior)
"The narrative of a deer king who lays his life on the line not only for his own people but for all creatures, this story is a tale for all ages, with many subtleties layered beneath its surface. Though this is originally a Buddhist story, the text does well regardless of belief system (or lack thereof). The Banyan Deer is a welcome addition to any collection." (Elephant Journal)
"The Banyan Deer by Rafe Martin, a gifted storyteller and award-winning author, is the ultimate story of courage and compassion... In less capable hands, this story is instructive but hardly riveting, but in Martin's it's a page-turner." (Tynette Deveaux, "Good Reads for Little Buddhas," Shambhala Sun)
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