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Three Silver Coins: a story from Tibet

Three Silver Coins: a story from Tibet
Veronica Leo, Tashi Daknewa
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210 x 260
Three coins, three wishes, a folding magic wand, and a clever cat accompany an earnest young boy on this magical journey. A simple and gently told story that teaches children (and wonderfully reminds adults!) of the true fortune that comes when we follow the kindness of our hearts.

"Leo has captured both the magical adventure and the wisdom teachings of the tale in words and pictures. Our hearts go out to Jinpa, the young hero of the story, who is guided by his heart as he learns to survive in the less compassionate world of the evil king. Leo's craftsmanship is such that the story comes to life in the reader's mind as it unfolds. This is a truly beautiful and captivating book which will let young readers know that it is possible to win without being cruel."
—Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer

"This authentic Tibetan tale, delightfully retold and masterfully illustrated with gorgeous colors and lovable characters by Veronica Leo, is destined to become a classic. Readers will agonize for poor troubled Jinpa, until they realize that his kind nature turns rotten luck into great good fortune again and again. Highly entertaining!"
—Kerry Lee MacLean, author of Peaceful Piggy Meditation and Moody Cow Meditates

"This children's story has all the elements of the best folktales: magic, a kind-hearted and likable hero, and good triumphing over bad…a delightful vehicle for multicultural awareness."

"…a lesson in compassion…has a wonderful fairy-tale quality, and enticing illustrations."

Tibetan-born Tashi Daknewa, who lives in Seattle, conveyed this story that he remembered from his youth to Veronica Leo. Finland-born author and illustrator Veronica Leo has been illustrating children's books for five decades. The Three Silver Coins, originally commissioned by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, has the distinction of being the only illustrated book in their collection.