Thursday, June 23, 2016

On Shelves Now: THE BUDDHA'S DIAMONDS by Carolyn Marsden & Thây Phâp Niêm

112 p.
Publisher: Candlewick
Ages: 8 to 12

Every day, Tinh heads out to sea with his father to catch fish for their family and the market. While he may miss his simple life, flying kites with other children on the beach, Tinh is proud to work alongside Ba. Then a fierce storm strikes, and Ba entrusts Tinh to secure the family vessel, but the boy panics and runs away. It will take courage and faith to salvage the bamboo boat, win back Ba’s confidence, and return to sea. This graceful tale lyrically narrates a young Vietnamese boy’s literal and spiritual coming-of-age.

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