A tiny landlocked country nestled in the Himalayas, the Bhutanese often refer to their country as the Land of the Thunder Dragon. With the majestic Himalayas, lush green forests and rich Buddhist traditions, magic, myth and mystery envelope their stories as well. Here is our selection of books from the kingdom of Bhutan:
Aunty Mouse: A Traditional Folktale from Bhutan: An unlucky orphan girl's fall into a mouse hole proves to a stroke of luck! When a spoilt rich girl finds the mouse hole and seeks its riches, her experience is quite different!
Crane Boy: Kinga is perturbed by the dwindling number of black-neck cranes. To save these endangered species, he and his friends decide to perform a dance to honor the birds and remind his people of their duty to nature.
In Search of the Thunder Dragon: Amber and Tashi undertake an adventure-filled trip to discover the Thunder dragon. The story explores the beauty and traditions of Bhutan along with unravelling the mysteries of the Buddha.
Postcards from Ura: Dorji and Toto are pen pals which are curious about each other's lives. Dorji writes to Toto about life in his small village of Ura in Bhutan while Tota fills him in on his life in the city of Bengaluru.
Room in your Heart: This heartwarming story is based on the Bhutanese tradition of welcoming strangers into ones home. When an old lady accommodates an ever increasing number of people in her home, they are filled with gratitude at her kindness.
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