BUDDHA by Susan L. Roth

BUDDHA

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 10
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 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; his discovery, nonetheless, of old age, disease, and death. The book ends as he leaves his new wife and son to ``find his own inner peace'' and ``a way to end suffering.'' A note summarizes Buddha's later life and the extent of the religion he founded. Roth's narrative is graceful and respectful; her collages of brilliant colors (inspired by a Buddhist manuscript) are beautifully designed and, though her bold simplified forms and crisp facial features snipped from black paper are in a radically different style from traditional Indian art, they are akin to it in their rich expressiveness and emotional import. A handsome book, apparently the only one on Buddha at this level. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-10)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-385-31072-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Doubleday
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1994




MORE BY SUSAN L. ROTH

ChildrenBIRDS OF A FEATHER by Susan L. Roth
by Susan L. Roth
ChildrenMALALA YOUSAFZAI by Karen Leggett Abouraya
by Karen Leggett Abouraya

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenBUDDHA by Kieron Moore
by Kieron Moore
IndieTALAN'S STATUE by P. Edward Gray
by P. Edward Gray