This is a book that brings the story of Buddha alive. Readers, both young and adult, will connect instantly to the time and events in young Siddhartha’s life. They will struggle with him as he stumbles and questions, journey along with him in his quest for answers and discover an innate peace when he finally becomes the Buddha.
Mounted on an opulent scale, the artwork is at once evocative and inviting. Flowing visuals combine with painstaking details and merge seamlessly with the strong contemporary narrative. This is a delightful retelling that shows just how relevant Buddha’s story is even today. Especially today.
The story of the Buddha, is deeply researched, drawing from history and legend and rendered evocatively for children.
Fully illustrated 56-page book has 18 full-page and over 20 smaller illustrations.
The striking illustrations have been created by a combination of watercolours, collages made with different textures and digital art.
Interesting information at the back of the book includes Buddhist principles like The Eight Fold Path and The Triple Gems and a note on Emperor Ashoka.
Symbols of Buddhism have been rendered beautifully on the endpapers.