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Lucky Baby Yak

Helen Manos

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Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks

When soldiers from the East invade, the Tibetan n omads' peaceful way of life comes under threat. They must flee Tibet, with help from their Lucky Baby Yak. Bold illustrations help to tell this moving story, suitable for children aged 4-8

An ancient Tibetan nomadic culture, steeped in a peaceful Buddhist life, comes to an end when the soldiers from the East take over the land at the top of the world. This is the story of the Dalai Lama s own people.

On a windy plateau on the top of the world, Baby Yak was born, silky black as night.

First yak born this summer: that means a good-luck baby, Pema whispered to her brother Tenzin. The flickering butter lamps threw soft shaggy shapes on the tent wall where the children slept.

And Baby Yak grew and grew.

This summer will never be the same for the children and their yak. For this is the year the soldiers come to the peaceful Tibetan plateau and their courage is tested to the limit. Their old nomadic culture, immersed in the peaceful Buddhist way of life, is changed forever.


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