" From the tale of the clever monkey outwitting a hungry crocodile to that of a bird and turtle rescuing a friend, the six amusing parables told by the Buddha will introduce young readers to the famous cycle of fables in Buddhist literature ...
Author: Jeanne M. Lee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A colorful introduction to Buddhist fables A monkey, caught in a monsoon, finds shelter in a cave amid the rubble of a temple. The monkey is not alone. A lion, a jackal, a turtle, and a dove bicker in the cramped space, until a statue of Buddha comes to life. "Hush, children, hush." Buddha says. "I will tell you a story to pass the time." From the tale of the clever monkey outwitting a hungry crocodile to that of a bird and turtle rescuing a friend, the six amusing parables told by the Buddha will introduce young readers to the famous cycle of fables in Buddhist literature known as the Jatakas, or birth stories, which Buddha originally told to his disciples to illustrate his teachings. Joined with stunning linocut illustrations, Jeanne M. Lee's I Once Was a Monkey form a book notable for both its beauty and its wisdom.
I. once. ,. when. hunting. ,. mistook. in. the. jungles. a. monkey for another animal ,
and brought him down from a tree top . When I came to bag my game , I found a
wounded monkey sitting and looking at me most imploringly . I involuntarily ...
he asked bluntly. I once heard that the best way to blow off work with no
questions asked was to phone your manager and tell him you had explosive
diarrhea, but clearly this tactic would get me nowhere with Ayub. “No, it's not so
Author: Ayun Halliday
Publisher: Hachette UK
Zine queen Ayun Halliday confesses the best-and worst-of her globetrotting misadventures. "I laughed hard on nearly every page of this shockingly intimate memoir and deeply funny book."--STEPHEN COLBERT Ayun Halliday may not make for the most sensible travel companion, but she is certainly one of the zaniest, with a knack for inserting herself (and her unwitting cohorts) into bizarre situations around the globe. Curator of kitsch and unabashed aficionada of pop culture, Halliday offers bemused, self-deprecating narration of events from guerrilla theater in Romania to drug-induced Apocalypse Now reenactments in Vietnam to a perhaps more surreal collagen-implant demonstration at a Paris fashion show emceed by Lauren Bacall. On layover in Amsterdam, Halliday finds unlikely trouble in the red-light district--eliciting the ire of a tiny, violent madam, and is forced to explain tampons to soldiers in Kashmir--"they're for ladies. Bleeding ladies"--that, she admits, "might have looked like white cotton bullets lined up in their box." A self-admittedly bumbling vacationer, Halliday shares--with razor-sharp wit and to hilarious effect--the travel stories most are too self-conscious to tell. Includes line drawings, generously provided by the author.
To those concerning an aged monkey I saw at water , boil his rice and potatoes ,
and be who fancy this shape ( see illustration ) , I Bostock's ... I once saw a monkey monkey - folk dispose of the tin altogether . and a Bonnet monkey , and
A month into the voyage, I was coming up the companionway from the gun deck
to the upper deck when a novel thought ... I once heard Lieutenant Middlewych
remark with some pride to a midshipman that he was sure people would pay ...
Author: Paul Dowswell
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sam is desperate to leave his sleepy Norfolk village and see the world. He seizes the chance to join a merchant ship but soon discovers that a life at sea is harsh and often short, especially when his ship is attacked by a French privateer. About to be boarded, they fear all is lost, but the privateers are driven off by the appearance of a Royal Navy ship. Sam's relief is short-lived. Soon after, another Navy ship sends over a press gang, and he is forced to join the frigate Miranda. War with France and Spain is raging and Sam is caught in the middle with a dangerous job as a powder monkey in the company of a brutal crew. An amazingly well-researched adventure giving a glimpse of one boy's incredible life at sea.
I would advise you to go some fine summer ' s day to the Zoological Gardens ,
and look in the monkey house , to see if you can find ... I once took two dear little
boys , made very neat for the occasion , and sweetly they looked in Conclusion .
Those who cheered me on did so, To continue the metaphor, From the safety of
the stands. No, I could not ... Through an archway as wide as the span Of the
heavens over the earth, I might have returned to what I once was. But as I raced,
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Oberon Books
‘Esteemed members of the Academy! You have done me the great honour of inviting me to give you an account of my former life as an ape.’ Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, Kafka's monkey reveals his journey to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage. Based on the short story A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka, this new adaptation is by acclaimed writer Colin Teevan.
This monkey trainer story has always reminded me of another story I once heard
about a monkey-hunting tribe somewhere in Africa. It's probably apocryphal, but it
perfectly illustrates the dangers of getting trapped in one particular way of ...
Author: Edward Slingerland
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Social Science
A Guardian Best Book of 2014 A 2014 Brain Pickings Best Book on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? What if, contrary to what we have long been told, spontaneity - not striving - is the answer to success? Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can embody a spontaneous way of being and live more fulfilling lives.
I once saw a monkey who sat in a tree I don't think that monkey, he ever saw me
The monkey was brown and also quite fat I swear he was wearing a huge top hat
That monkey would always throw things with glee From sitting atop that banana ...
Author: Stuart Kantor
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Out of Order is an eclectic collection of poetry and short prose from the mind of three 21st century teenage girls; both heartfelt and provocative, Out of Order portrays true feelings and emotions.
Books to read • I Once was a Monkey : Stories Buddha Told by Jeanne M . Lee (
Farrar , Straus and Giroux , 1999 ) - This is my Faith : Buddhism Anita Ganeri (
Barron ' s Educational , 2006 ) Traditional Religious Tales : Buddhist Stories by ...
Author: Katie Dicker
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Introduces the Buddhist religion, including its beliefs, scriptures, worship practices, and festivals.
It came to me, appropriately enough, in a moment of sparkling insight while doing
one of those irregular things – in this ... It was there that I finally understood
myself, that I at last saw inside and straight through my spirit, that I once and for
Author: Ken Wright
Category: Family & Relationships
What happens when a ski-bumming, river-running, tree-hugging, travel-loving guy settles down and has kids? He becomes a monkey wrench dad!
I would like to tell you about a remarkable man I once knew. In many ways he is,
in fact, the most extraordinary man I've ever met. You should know that, in spite of
the esteem in which I held him, he could neither read nor write. He did not know ...
Author: George Russell Sly
Category: Biography & Autobiography
George Sly’s experiences as a biologist and observer of nature provide the background for a series of essays which speak movingly of our relationship with the natural world. His stories carry us from his rural Indiana home to the rainforests of Malaysia and Peru. In them, he reminds us of the value of loved ones, our need for connection with nature, the delights of travel, and the rewards of a reflective life. In essays ranging from the whimsical to the serious, his writings reveal to us a world that is indeed enthralling. From the graphic workings of a family farm, to his friendship with tribal people of the rainforest, and on to a grandfathers’ attempt to explain life’s calamities, these compositions both entertain and give us much to contemplate.
the whole way . I was very thankful when I once moreput my foot out of their realm
, and considered myself safe . I did not go down that kudd again , and I inwardly
resolved never to pelt a solitary monkey , if I saw one , . no matter where he was ...
ergo , " Ignorance cannot be the is descended from monkeys , we must mötber of
quackery . believe he has either not read ... I once poked fun at tbe lightened a
teacher as Dr . Logan monkeys ; I shall do so no more , ” should , at tbis late day ...
Author: Beatrice Braithwaite BattyPublish On: 1873
honour was at stake , and he was suffering , and got no sympathy . “ He didn ... He took a chupatti because he was hungry , " and she gave a sob . “ If we ... I once had a pretty little flying squirrel , no bigger than a rat , of which I was very
Now for the monkey - story , ” exclaimed Ella , the youngest of the children ; " you
promised us a monkeystory this evening ... In the forests of Brazil , where I once
resided several months , I saw thousands of monkeys of various sorts and sizes .
Now you see monkeys rub out his sum , or play any are selfish ; so when you do
practical jokes of that sort , you selfish things you are like a know what you are
like . Jesus monkey . . said , “ As ye would that men I once saw a picture of a ...
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been on the Continent four years . ... The Cable , To The Cable ute ; actors failing
to appear when their time comes , and I once wrote a letter about bearing - reins ,
and I received so on . ... There were ribI am much interested ” in that boy and monkey of bons from the chandelier coming down to each corner “ A Winter
By surprise I mean he got me something that I had always wanted as opposed to,
say, a tirepressure gauge. After getting it, I signed up for community ... I once read
that you can even train a monkey to fire a gun. Now that is having faith in your ...
Author: Judy Davids
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For Moms About To Rock (We Salute You) When suburban mother of two Judy Davids picked up a guitar and conspired with the neighborhood moms to form an all-mom rock band, she never imagined it would actually happen. Within weeks, the Mydols were born. Did they have a clue what they were doing? Nope. But from that point on, it was full steam ahead and never mind the laundry. Rock Star Mommy is a rallying cry for every woman who fondly recalls when she spent more time in mosh pits than "Mommy and Me" classes. From the moment Judy Davids donned a pair of go-go boots and jumped onstage, she embarked on an unforgettable journey. Rock Star Mommy chronicles Davids' experiences as a music fan, a mother, and the leader of the Mydols--one of the first "mommy" rock bands in the country. If you've ever had the urge to grab a guitar, dye your hair pink, and turn your minivan into a makeshift tour bus, you'll find a kindred spirit in Judy Davids. Rock Star Mommy is the perfect companion for any mom who's ever wanted to raise good kids--and raise a little hell at the same time! "Let's get one thing clear: The Mydols don't take any lip." --People Judy Davids was a suburban soccer mom with rock 'n' roll dreams when she picked up a guitar and decided to start a mom rock band. Soon after, the Mydols were born. Suddenly Judy found herself in the pages of the supermarket tabloid The Sun while shopping for Lunchables. She lives in Royal Oak, Michigan, with her husband, John, sons Dylan and Willie, and a black Labrador retriever named Ozzie.