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The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage and Compassion by [Rafe Martin, Richard Wehrman]

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Length: 44 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English Age Level: 8 - 99
Grade Level: 4 and up

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A sweet and sensitive story of courage, sacrifice and kindness.--Dan Millman, author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

The narrative of a deer king who lays his life on the line not only for his own people but for all creatures, this story is a tale for all ages, with many subtleties layered beneath its surface. Though this is originally a Buddhist story, the text does well regardless of belief system (or lack thereof). The Banyan Deer is a welcome addition to any collection.--Elephant Journal

The Banyan Deer by Rafe Martin, a gifted storyteller and award-winning author, is the ultimate story of courage and compassion... In less capable hands, this story is instructive but hardly riveting, but in Martin's it's a page-turner.--Tynette Deveaux, Good Reads for Little Buddhas, Shambhala Sun

The Banyan Deer shows that the lives of all living beings are equally important.--His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Renowned storyteller Rafe Martin is the recipient of the Empire State Award, three American Library Association Notable Book awards, four Parents' Choice Gold Awards, two Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Awards, an American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade, several American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, an International Reading Association Teachers' Choice, and many other awards of distinction. The Women's National Book Association has honored Rafe with their Lucile Micheels Pannell Award. His work has been cited in TIME Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and USA TODAY. Rafe lives in Rochester, New York. Read more at

Award-winning illustrator Richard Wehrman was born in St. Louis and attended the Washington University school of fine arts. His paintings have been exhibited at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Artists' Guild, and Washington University. He was chosen as Rochester's Communicator of the Year for illustration and has received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. Richard serves on the board of directors of the Heartwork Institute and lives in Upstate New York. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN : B003X27OQA
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications; Illustrated edition (10 April 2010)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2034 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 48 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great moral, engaging story for kids and adults.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh Deer!
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