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The Dalai Lama Story: The Making of a World Leader

The Dalai Lama Story: The Making of a World Leader (Paperback, New title)

By Crowe, Andrew

At just two and a half years old, the Dalai Lama was chosen to become the spiritual leader of Tibet. At age fifteen, during a time of great upheaval, he took political control of his country: China was invading Tibet. Peaceful resolutions failed and in 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama f...ound himself trapped in his own palace with the Chinese army poised to attack. Disguised, he fled with his family and many of his officials over some of the world's toughest mountain terrain. They finally crossed the border into India with the Chinese army less than a day's ride behind. Here is an inspiring and heroic story written especially for young readers. Andrew Crowe's vivid narration of the Dalai Lama's early life beautifully captures the spirit and personality of this 'world leader', as well as the mystique of the Tibetan ancient culture. The Dalai Lama Story is illustrated throughout with maps, photographs and drawings. Fifty years on, the Dalai Lama has never returned to Tibet where even to own his photo is forbidden and dangerous. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Despite the ongoing suffering of his people, the Dalai Lama continues to remind the world that 'hatred will not cease by hatred'.
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ISBN 9781877361838
Published NZ 1 Aug 2007
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback, New title
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781877361838
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Longacre Press
Published 1 Aug 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Crowe, Andrew
Category Award Winning
Gift Books
Religious Education / World Faiths
Storylines Notable Books Awards 2008
Biography & Autobiography
Religious Groups
Children's and Educational
Leaders and Heroes
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 294.3923092
Weight 558g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile