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Snow Lion Goes to Bologna Children’s International Book Fair
A belated note to wish you all a Happy New Year! Thank you again for taking part in the Snow Lion Storytelling Initiative. The project is now almost three years old and could not have happened without your generous participation. The books have successfully arrived at most of the schools involved in Snow Lion. Soon we will be sending out your copies as well.
For those of you travelling to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this year, I will be presenting Snow Lion on Monday March 24th and would love to give you your copies in person. I look forward to seeing you there!
AND A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LYNNE RUDOLPH FOR CONTRIBUTING TO TRAVEL COSTS TO GET TO BOLOGNA!
Here’s a letter we received that perfectly manifests what Snow Lion is all about. From Namgyal Yemphel, headmaster of STS Shillong:
Dear Ms. Nelly Buchet-Deák,
First of all I would like to congratulate you and your organization for bringing out five beautifully illustrated story books for Tibetan children. The big picture story book in Tibetan is one of its kind that I have seen so far. As I have two kids who are 9 and 6 respectively, I can tell you that they both loved the storybooks. Since we are on holidays these days, they both have already read the storybooks and loved it immensely. I am sure when our students come back to the school after the winter break they would also enjoy reading these story books.
Thank you very much for your hard work and effort to promote reading habits among our children. As a teacher and an administrator I have always felt the dearth of quality story books in Tibetan. The ones that are available are too cumbersome and boring for the children to read as they lack colourful illustrations. I appreciate your effort and thank you and your team on behalf of all the staff and students of our school. Hope to see many more books in the future. All the very best for your future endeavours.
And a few photos from Sambhota Tibetan School Dekyiling.