Deborah Hopkinson

Award Winning Author of Fiction & Nonfiction for Children & Teens

Under the Bodhi Tree

a Story of the Buddha

Under the Bodhi Tree

What is this book about?

Who was the Buddha?

Once upon a time in ancient India, a prince was born. His name was Sid­dhartha, and one day he would inher­it a pow­er­ful king­dom. His father tried to pro­tect him from the suf­fer­ing and hard­ship beyond the palace walls, but just like chil­dren every­where, the prince longed to see the world.

Under the Bod­hi Tree is the sto­ry of a boy and his jour­ney for under­stand­ing that even­tu­al­ly led him to the path of peace. Told in lyri­cal lan­guage, this excel­lent intro­duc­tion to the sto­ry of the Bud­dha is beau­ti­ful­ly illus­trat­ed and per­fect for chil­dren who are curi­ous about the real peo­ple who made history.

Awards and Accolades

  • Inde­pen­dent Pub­lish­er Bronze Award for Chil­dren’s Pic­ture Books 2020
Under the Bodhi Tree

author, Deb­o­rah Hop­kin­son
illus­tra­tor, Kai­ley Whit­man
Sounds True
ages 4 to 8, 2018
ISBN 978–1683641537

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