Guru Nanak: The First Sikh Guru
In this biography, exquisitely illustrated in the Indian miniature painting tradition, young readers learn about Guru Nanak’s life, his spiritual journeys in which he spread his divine message from the Himalayas to present-day Sri Lanka to Mecca, and his teachings as expressed through his daily life and his poetry. Born into a humble Hindu family, Nanak was an extraordinar...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Groundwood Books
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In this book, children get an introduction to Sikhism by learning about Guru Nanak's life. Children will learn how Guru Nanak was raised in a humble family with limited resources. Nanak questioned the practices of traditional religions, and sought a spirituality that was available and applicable to everybody. Nanak traveled the eastern hemisphere– from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka to Mecca– spreading his message to whomever would listen. This book promotes children's understanding of how religions...more
In a series of stories that follow the travels and teachings of Guru Nanak, who founded the Sikh religion, readers learn about this extraordinary man who enjoyed talking to holy men as a child. As he grew older, he began to question the religious tenets held by those around him. Because he saw no difference between Hindus or Muslims, he was considered a radical and something of a heretic. The softly colored miniature paintings were created in gouache and watercolor pencil, lending an Indian flav...more
RINA SINGH was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and a teaching degree from McGill University. Before moving from Montreal to Toronto, she taught creative writing to gifted children. She has since written several critically acclaimed books for children. Her book A Forest of Stories has been translated into several languages...moreMore about Rina Singh...