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By Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh’s moment children’s publication is the tale of a monk, a cat, and a mouse studying to stay jointly in peace in the middle of struggle. Set opposed to the historical past of the Vietnam conflict and according to an exact individual, The Coconut Monk makes use of a dead ringer for an eccentric monk who has came upon a fashion for archenemies to dwell jointly peacefully. according to a conversation given on to little ones Thich Nhat Hanh makes use of identical to a cat and a mouse as metaphors for overcoming doubtless unconquerable divides of nature and opinion. utilizing the instance of extending impartial kindness and ultimate calm and established in the middle of upheaval, the tale teaches young ones the Buddhist ideas of equanimity, compassion, and perseverance. Amidst hostile conditions the determine of the Coconut Monk is still interested by his perform and keeps to radiate all-encompassing love. It’s direct expression – a Buddha like smile – is a picture good favourite even to these young ones that experience now not been formerly uncovered to Buddhist principles and principles.

With full-color oil-paintings via Vietnamese-American painter Vo-Dinh Ma,illustrator of award-winning children’s books together with First Snow and Hermit and the Well.

With a brand new advent via the writer.

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