The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

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who may or may not have been born; who may or may not have founded Taoism, on of the greatest religions in the world; and who may or may not have written one of the greatest books of wisdom in the world: the Tao Te Ching, or the "Way of Heaven."

This thoughtful and thought-provoking book opens with a biography of Lao Tzu, the mysterious philosopher who is said to have been born at the age of eighty-one with snow-white hair, the ability to walk and talk, and unparalleled wisdom. Many credit him with creating the Tao Te Ching, which was written for the good of all humankind. Twenty of the eighty-one passages of the Tao Te Ching are included here, paired with stunning illustrations by the award-winning artist Demi. On topics ranging from silence to moderation, from governing to the balance of earth and heaven, these passages carry a powerful message and are sure to give each and every reader something new to consider.

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Demi is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including The Empty Pot; Buddha; The Dalai Lama; The Legend of Saint Nicholas; Gandhi, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award; and Muhammad, which was named a Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice selection, a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection, one of the Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth, and a Book Links “Lasting Connections” selection, and was cited in a Publishers Weekly starred review as a “timely, exceptionally handsome biography [that] serves as an excellent introduction to Islam.” Demi lives in Carnation, Washington.
Published May 8, 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Law & Philosophy.

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The art, all painted within large circles, features a smiling, tubby old man—Lao Tzu is said to have been 81 years old at birth, “with snow-white hair and large ears”—gesturing gracefully at various Taoist figures and symbols, which are interpreted in a key at the end.

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D emi (Jesus ) introduces another thought-provoking new entry to her spiritual leaders series of books. This crisply designed vol

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