THE LITTLE MONK WHO LOVED HIS NOODLES by JULIAN BOUND and ANN LACHIEZE
When a novice Tibetan Buddhist monk has difficulty meditating he soon finds an answer, as well as many others…
From the author and illustrator of bestselling children's book 'And So The Monkey Laughed', a picture story book for children exploring:
In a remote Tibetan monastery surrounded by the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Himalayas a little novice monk endeavours to master meditation. Through gentle guidance he discovers how to calm his mind, yet his lessons do not end there as he encounters kindness and compassion within others and the concepts of karma, impermanence and reincarnation.
Beautifully illustrated with fifteen colourful watercolour paintings and told with great sensitivity 'The Little Monk Who Loved His Noodles' is an enchanting tale presenting the essence of good morals and principles and is ideal for parent and child to read together.
Age range: 5 to 10 years old
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julian Bound is a British documentary photographer, film maker and author. Featured on the BBC news, his photographs have been published in National Geographic, New Scientist and the international press. His work focuses on the social documentary of world culture, religion and traditions, with time spent studying meditation with the Buddhist monks of Tibet and Northern Thailand and spiritual teachers of India's Himalaya region.
With portraiture of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Julian has photographed the Tibetan communities of Nepal and India, and has worked as a photographer for various international embassies in conjunction with the United Nations.
Julian is also the author of the novels 'The Geisha and the Monk', 'Subway of Light' and 'Life's Heart Eternal'.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Ann Lachieze is a British artist and illustrator. She has spent thirty years living in Provence, France, where she enjoys a gentler way of life. Her artwork reflects this art de vivre, emphasizing the importance of living fully in the moment. As a mother of three, she has had the joy of reading many books to her children, learning along the way how illustrations can bring a story to life.
Her painting takes its inspiration from nature which is an unlimited source, giving the viewer another perspective towards chosen surroundings. Ann's art plays with light, contrasting both shade and brightness to create an illusion of depth.
Yoga and meditation have always been a constant element throughout Ann's life, combined with her interest in the philosophy and guidance found within Buddhism.