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Daughter of the Mountains (Newbery Library, Puffin) Paperback – February 1, 1993
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Momo, a young Tibetian girl, yearns to own a Lhasa Apso, but an expensive pedigree dog like that is beyond her family's meager budget. Undaunted, Momo hopes and prays for one to come her way, certain that it will. Her faith and tenacity pay off when a traveling merchant presents her with an adorable Lhasa puppy, whom Momo promptly names Pempa. All is perfect in Momo's world until the day Pempa is stolen by thieves on their way to India. You will learn a lot about that part of the world as Momo tirelessly treks through Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and finally India to retrieve her beloved pooch.
She stumbles into a lot of interesting characters along the way, making this story an even more enjoyable read.
Beautifully written. Great Characters.
"The book, `Daughter of the Mountains,' by Louise Rankin was a great book.
"When Momo's dog, Pempa, is stolen by horrible traders, Momo embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. From the nasty Indians to the friendly, familiar Tibetans, Momo's trip down the mountain is one you will never forget. But even when Momo finally discovers where Pempa is, can she still get her beloved red-gold Lhasa terrier back in time? Or will the strange English woman who paid for Pempa return to England with her new dog?
"My favorite part was in the beginning, when Momo first sees a golden red terrier when she was four years old. Then she wishes and prays for one just like it for FIVE WHOLE YEARS till she gets one she calls Pempa.
"I would give the book five stars: two stars for the plot, two for the character and one for the sweetness of it all.Read more ›
As a proud parent of a Tibetan Terrier myself, I found the story to be both heartwarming as well as enlightening with regard to my own relationship with the little dog next to me, whose ancestors came from high in the mountains at the top of the world. As I read I could not help but wonder, if he was stolen from me, how far would I go to get him back.
I was truly amazed by the journey little nine year old Momo set upon all alone. She has no money, and only meager provisions, but without a moments hesitation she sets off to rescue her beloved pet. From high in the Himalayas the book follows her adventure as she walks nearly all the way to Calcutta, India. With only her determination and the love in her heart, as well as her strong belief in Buddhist traditions to guide her steps and keep her safe.
I highly recommend this tale as a book to be shared with a child or grandchild to encourage reading, or as the perfect bedtime story to be read a chapter at a time. I would also recommend it to anyone such as myself who just wants a little insight into the mystical appeal of the hairy little dogs from Tibet, that we have come to know and love as well as make a part of our family and homes.
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My daughter had to read it for school. She's in 1st grade, she liked it.Published 5 months ago by Richards
This is a beautiful story of determination, courage and adventure. Although one may think at first, that it is a reading just for children, surprisingly it offers much more for... Read morePublished on March 23, 2014 by Anderson Godoy
This story is extremely informative about the terrain, geography, customs, religion, and lives of people in Tibet and surrounding countries in the 1940's before China took over... Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by Marsha
The lhasa apso is not the same as a lhasa terrier. Lhasa terrier was the original name for the Tibetan terrier.
Daughter of the Mountains is rich in geographic and cultural details of Tibet and Bengal. Locate those areas on a map, locate Llhasa and Calcutta within them, and then read this... Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by booklover
This is an awesome book and a Newbery Award winning one as well. My 8 year old granddaughter just loved it and wanted more just like it which they do have. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Patricia Spencer
Daughter of the mountains, is a wonderful book that I love!!! Once I started reading I couldn't stop. I'm a reader and I read a lot of books. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012