Escape from Tibet A True Story by Nick Gray, Dalai Lama, Laura Scandiffio


Escape from Tibet A True Story by Nick Gray, Dalai Lama, Laura Scandiffio

Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope, on the ultimate journey in search of freedom. Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn't seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspicious and ever-watchful eyes of the Chinese authorities. Unbeknownst to Tenzin, Pasang has conspired with their mother to leave again--taking his younger brother with him, this time, in search of a better life. Based on the true story of the brothers' journey in the mid-1990s first made into an acclaimed documentary by Nick Gray, Escape from Tibet is a riveting tale of courage, adventure, and triumph. A foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and an introduction provide historical context. Black and white photographs of Nick Gray's travels through Tibet vividly evoke the boys' homeland, and a timeline, glossary, and maps further contextualize the Tibetans' controversial and ongoing struggle with China.


Gripping...the tension and excitement unresolved until the final pages.--Mary Craig, author of Tears of Blood: A Cry for Ti (02/01/2013)

About the Author

Nick Gray is a documentary-maker whose !lms have won many international awards. He now writes and teaches at Lincoln University where he is Visiting Professor. Escape from Tibet is his first book. Laura Scandiffio has written many non-fiction books for young readers, including award-winning People Who Said No and, most recently, Outlaws, Spies, and Gangsters.

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164 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

28th August 2014



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