Buddha by Susan Roth

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Leaving the palace where he had been sheltered from a prediction that destined him to be a holy man, Prince Siddhartha sees for the first time the suffering in the world, and begins the journey that transforms him into the Buddha.
 

About Susan Roth

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SUSAN L. ROTH's unique mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous award-winning children's books, many of which she also wrote. About her inspiration for The Mangrove Tree Roth says, "I wanted to write this book ever since I first heard about [Dr. Sato's] project in Eritrea. I wanted to illustrate this book the minute I saw photographs of the project.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. 1 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Buddha's early life as Prince Siddhartha--the prophecy that caused his father to protect him from the world's woes lest he become a holy man;

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In a lucid text and characteristically vivid cut-paper collages, Roth tells the story of Buddha, from his mother's dream of ``carrying a milky-white elephant in her swollen belly'' to the day he casts off his finery to become a holy man.

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