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Miriam Henke, Jérôme Meyer-Bisch: Lao-Tzu, or the Way of the Dragon

Miriam Henke, Jérôme Meyer-Bisch

Lao-Tzu, or the Way of the Dragon

Translated by Jordan Lee Schnee

PDF, 64 pages

Hardcover, 64 pages

The Way of Wisdom

In Lao-Tzu, or the Way of The Dragon, we follow the ancient Chinese philosopher who founded Taoism, from the comet that announced his birth up to his inspired composition, more than fifty years later, of the Tao Te Ching, the Book of the Way. In body and mind an old sage from birth, Lao-Tzu devotes his life to deciphering the endless book of the world. But he soon becomes frustrated with the silliness of human order, impatient kings, and greedy people, and rides off on the back of a water buffalo in search of the Way. He encounters clouds that solidify under his feet, a cave guarded by a golden monkey, and the venerable Confucius himself, and ultimately finds the wisdom of the dragon already residing deep in his own heart.

  • Taoism
  • China
  • wisdom
  • Eastern philosophy
  • young readers

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Miriam Henke

Miriam Henke

was born in Germany and now lives in Paris where she has the pleasure to work as a translator. She studied Chinese literature and has traveled extensively in Asia.
Jérôme Meyer-Bisch

Jérôme Meyer-Bisch

studied illustration at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. He lives in Paris and works on very diverse projects including animated films, book covers, cookbooks, websites, and guidebooks. Lao-Tzu, or the Way of the Dragon is his first children’s book, but will certainly not be his last as he has become a father.