What Book Next? ~ Inspired by a Tibetan monk, a young boy sets off on an adventure into the Himalayan Mountains. He has his beloved beasts along for the arduous journey, as he is seeking the answer to a secret hidden in the clouds. Author Peter Hillary is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first two men to climb Mt Everest, along with Tenzing Norgay. This story originated from wise words spoken by a Sherpa friend of Sir Edmund. “Our children have eyes and yet they cannot see.”
The dedication of this full colour, large format hardback reads – to conviviality and kindness and the wonder of surprise. This is not only a message for the young. Not everything is at first what it seems. A person’s appearance or surroundings does not tell the whole story as Lhakpa discovers for himself. Multi layered for many ages with extended text for confident junior readers, and sumptuous pictures by talented NZ illustrator Ant Sang. Read the full review.
About the Kiwi author and illustrator
Peter Hillary is a philanthropist and the author of six previous books, including one other children’s book. He has visited the Himalayas over 80 times, including climbing Mt Everest twice. Peter’s father Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mt Everest in 1953 with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay.
Ant Sang is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. He is the author of graphic novels The Dharma Punks, Shaolin Burning, and co-author of Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas. His work has also featured on television in the animated series bro’Town.