The Three Silver Coins: A Story From Tibet

The following article is from the Summer, 2011 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

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by VERONICA LEO and TASHI DAKNEWA

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.

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 agonize for 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

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 illustrated book in their collection.

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