Dorje's Stripes

Dorje's Stripes

 
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Dorje's Stripes
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March 01, 2011
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193527998X
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Dorje is a beautiful Royal Bengal tiger – but he has no stripes. In a small Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Master Wu explains the reasons behind Dorje’s missing stripes, and offers hope for the future.

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A Mystical Tiger

A Buddhist monastery in the Himayalas has a companion in its midsta Royal Bengal tiger named Dorje. But Dorje is unusual; he has no stripes. As the elder monk, Master Wu, begins to tell the tale of the unmarked cat, the other monks learn why Dorjes stripes have vanished.

Gently and sensitively told, the fictional Dorjes Stripes communicates the plight of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger through Dorjes experiences in the wild. Readers should be aware that a bit of eastern mysticism trickles into the story as Master Wu travels into Dorjes dreams to learn his background.

An end note provides additional facts on the endangerment of this species.

A quiet, simple book that animal lovers will enjoy.

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