by Diana Cohn
Nima Sherpa lives in Nepal at the top of the world, where the tallest mountain on earth, Chomolongma - the mountain we call Everest - towers above the clouds. Nima has promised her father, a mountain guide, that she will find a way to help make the world a better place. In Namaste! Nima learns that she brightens the day for friends and strangers alike when she shares her sweetness and light, every time she says 'Namaste'.
Woven into this simple, gentle story about recognizing and honouring the sacred in one another are delightful details of daily life in Nepal. Lusciously illustrated by artist Amy Cordóva, with a glossary of terms at the end of the book and an informative afterword by Ang Rita Sherpa of The Mountain Institute. (Ages 5 to 8)
Publisher: Steiner Books