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Boy on the Lion Throne: The Childhood of the 14th Dalai Lama

Author: Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody Set In . . .
 Asia, Tibet, Lhasa, Taktser
Genre: Children's
Time Frame: Late 20th Century
Published: 2008

From humble beginnings to world leader, a new biography focuses on the childhood of the Dalai Lama, as his country remains at the center of the world stage.

On a quiet winter morning in 1937, several men on horseback rode into the tiny Tibetan village of Taktser. Disguised as peasants, the high lamas were on a secret mission--soon they would identify 3-year-old Lhamo Thondup as the 14th reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. With a foreword by the Dalai Lama himself, this dramatic narrative follows his remarkable childhood, illuminating the story of Tibet and introducing a remarkable world figure to a new generation.

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