The Butterfly's Dream by Ippo Keido

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The stories of the Taoist teacher and storyteller Chuang-Tzu have long been
revered for their whimsical simplicity and childlike sense of wonder. Admired by poets, artists, and philosophers, his stories ask us to see the world from new and unique perspectives. This imaginative book is based on one of Chuang-Tzu's most famous stories, in which the storyteller wakes up and wonders who is the dreamer—and who tbe dreamed. The book begins with the butterfly of Chuang-Tzu's famous dream taking off on a flight of discovery—through fabulous Chinese landscapes captured in beautiful watercolor illustrations. The butterfly's adventures, its
encounters with traditional Chinese characters, and tbe age-old but still relevant lessons of the importance of imagination and having an open mind, make this an inspiring and thought-provoking reading experience for children.
 

About Ippo Keido

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Ippo Keido was born in Manhattan in 1954 and lived in New York City for most of his life. He is presently a resident of Dai Bosatsu Zendo, a Zen Buddhist monastery in the Catskill mountains, where he was ordained as a monk in June, 2002. "Ippo" means "One Peak" and "Keido" means "way of the valley. Kazuko Stone has illustrated many books for children in the United States and in her native Japan. Her previous books include Cool Melons Turn to Frogs and Ten Oni Drummers, among others. A full-time artist, teacher, and designer, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Tuttle Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Travel. Fiction

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shortly thereafter Chuang-Tzu awakens: "Am I Chuang-Tzu dreaming that I was a butterfly, or am I a butterfly who's dreaming that I am a man named Chuang-Tzu?"

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