The wonderful, engaging story of the Buddha's early life, retold for any age but a great read for children (aged 10 plus), with illustrations by Andy Weber.
Born a prince, pampered and protected, son and heir to a kingdom and fortune in ancient India, Siddhartha led an enviable lifestyle…or did he? What else could he possibly want from life? And would he ever be free to find it?...A bewitching story of prophetic dreams, predictions, fortune telling, flying mystics, floating objects, visions and fabulous riches, this is also about the realities of what it means to be human. As we accompany the young prince on his magical journey towards his inevitable decision to leave home, we are faced with our own dilemmas and choices.
The book is part of a planned trilogy exploring the story of the Buddha's life in detail.
"In her wonderful little book Andrea Willson has brought this tale into the modern, international arena, re-telling it with the magic and wonder that has captivated audiences over the centuries. It is a great read, a profound wave of joyful literary indulgence, and a magnificent contribution to the growing corpus of literature on the Buddha, his life, and his vision of human perfection. Andrea is a talented storyteller…The illustrations by the master artist Andy Weber add to the flavour of the narrative. The blending of words and images draw the reader into an intimacy of experience equal to the impact of the illuminated texts that were so popular in bygone eras, when people took time to create books that were not only literarily uplifting, but were also a feast for the aesthetic eye." Glenn Mullin.