Retold by Noor Inayat Khan
Illustrated by H. Willebeek La Mair
These twenty tales have been drawn from famous legends concerning the former lives of the Buddha. Beloved by children and adults, they tell of people and animals moved to acts of sacrifice by the noble example of their fellow creatures. There is a wonderful interweaving of a sentient creation throughout these stories. The flavor of these stories will remind you of Aesop, as will the lessons they contain which are so beautifully conveyed. These stories are ideal for reading or telling to children – their highly dramatic adventures that resolve in non-violence and compassion are often just exactly what today’s children are hungry for. You’ll love the exquisite illustrations, also – there is a light delicacy to them that at the same time conveys enormous strength – just right for these tales.