This authentic Tibetan tale, delightfully retold and masterfully illustrated with gorgeous colors and lovable characters by Veronica Leo, is destined to become a classic. Readers will worry about poor troubled Jinpa until they realize that his kind nature turns rotten luck into great good fortune again and again. Highly entertaining!"—Kerry Lee MacLean, author of Peaceful Piggy Meditation and Moody Cow Meditates
"This children's story has all the elements of the best folktales: magic, a kind-hearted and likable hero, and good triumphing over bad...a delightful vehicle for multicultural awareness."—NAPRA ReVIEW
"...a lesson in compassion...has a wonderful fairy-tale quality, and enticing illustrations."—Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
Tibetan-born Tashi Daknewa, who lives in Seattle, conveyed this story that he remembered from his youth to Veronica Leo. Finland-born author and illustrator Veronica Leo has been illustrating children’s books for five decades. The Three Silver Coins, originally commissioned by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, has the distinction of being the only full color illustrated book in their collection.
Three coins, three wishes, a folding magic wand, and a clever cat accompany an earnest young boy on this magical journey. A simple and gently told story that teaches children (and wonderfully reminds adults!) of the true fortune that comes when we follow the kindness of our hearts.
Reading level: Approx. 7 and up.