This is the story of Prince Siddhartha and how he became Buddha, the Awakened One. Lyrical verse and beautiful full-color illustrations depict each major life event in Siddhartha's development. His message of nonviolence, loving-kindness, and unselfishness is vitally necessary for today's--and tomorrow's--children. A story made for the telling--open this tale to a child and shore up the possibility of a bright and loving future!
"Superb writing and illustrations merge to produce another of those rare books that no child's bookshelf should be without."
– Light of Consciousness
"The early life of the Indian prince is presented with enough simplicity that a young reader has no trouble identifying with a child who lived long ago and far away."
"The fascinating story of the Buddha has been narrated so vividly as to inspire the imagination of children of all ages."
– East and West
"A must-have on the list of any parent interested in exposing a child to the basics of Buddhism is Prince Siddhartha: The Story of Buddha. This work is a movingly simple retelling of the story of the Buddha's birth and enlightenment. Written by Buddhist scholar Jonathan Landaw, with vivid watercolors by artist Janet Brooke, the book is written in language preschoolers can easily absorb, laid out in short chapters perfect for bedtime reading. A companion coloring book includes line drawings of each of the images."