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Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 28, 2008
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About the Author
Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He lives in exile in Dharamsala, India. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
This book shows in strong graphics by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, wisdom from the Dalai Lama, and experience from 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Wangari Maathai what can happen when the smallest or weakest are motivated into action.
The parable, The Flight of the Hummingbird, is perfect for children because it shows how the smallest with determination can outperform the strongest with none. The book also tells the story of Wangarie Maathai, a modern day Johnny Appleseed, who started the Green Belt Movement in Kenya that has planted over 30-million trees.
No matter how small and ineffective we may think we are, is the message, we can do something and it is better to do something
helpful to do nothing, especially since, if every one just did as much as we can do it adds up to quite a lot.
It seems to me that people of all ages and all walks of life would enjoy it. I have read it to my grandchildren and they love it.
Again, this is a short book, but it is a nice little package of important, though-provoking words. It would make a great gift for the environmentally enlightened as well as the environmentally challenged.
A Guide to my Book Rating System:
1 star = The wood pulp would have been better utilized as toilet paper.
2 stars = Don't bother, clean your bathroom instead.
3 stars = Wasn't a waste of time, but it was time wasted.
4 stars = Good book, but not life altering.
5 stars = This book changed my world in at least some small way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful parable of how one person can accomplish so much in the world with love, dedication and understanding.Published on May 29, 2014 by Jan Hunter