Far Beyond the Garden Gate

Far Beyond the Garden Gate

Alexandra David-Neel's Journey to Lhasa

Book - 2002
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Describes the life and travels of Alexandra David-Neel, who became a scholar of Buddhism and Tibet in the early twentieth century and trekked thousands of miles to reach Llasa, the Tibetan capital
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002
ISBN: 9780618083640
Branch Call Number: J 915.15 Bro
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill


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May 09, 2017

Thrilling adventure story that reminds me of Richard Halliburton tales my grandmother would tell.

xaipe Mar 18, 2013

The story of Alexandra David-Neel's lifelong quest for adventure and her journey to Lhasa in 1924. She was born in 1868, a time when women did not travel freely, especially to such remote and restricted places as Tibet. The story is told simply, with lovely watercolor illustrations by Don Brown who is also the author. His story-telling skills lack the mysterious tension that such a story deserves, but the book is a wonderful introduction to both courageous women and a gentle introduction to Buddhism. A reading of David-Neel's Wikipedia entry before discussing it with children would be helpful. For ages 8 to 12 although I enjoyed it very much.


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