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"My grandmother says"….a story of snow leopards

"My grandma says" childrens book about snow leopards.A few years ago after I returned from a trek in the Mustang region of western Nepal with a wonderful guide, Binod Rana, he introduced me to his brother, Dipak. Dipak was doing community work and fundraising for a school in a village in the Langtang region and I wondered what I could do to help. One afternoon I went to that fabulous Kathmandu institution, Pilgrim’s Bookstore in Thamel…boy can I spend time and money there!

Anyway I found a beautiful book called “My grandmother says” about a young girl looking after wild snow leopards and helping to educate her friends about snow leopards in Nepal. This lovely little book was produced with the help of the Snow Leopard Conservancy and published in English and Nepali. I had a great idea. I bought a hundred copies and gave them to the village school. Dipak told me the kids loved them.

It turns out the Snow Leopard Conservancy has now produced another edition in English, Chinese and Tibetan. It would make a beautiful gift for any young child. The drawings are lovely and the story an inspiring one about young people and caring for their environment. If you have some young children in your life or are a teacher they would be an enjoyable read and a learninge experience. You can purchase the book from the Conservancy here.

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  • Brenton JH January 17, 2010, 1:10 am

    Hi Sibylle,
    Thanks for your latest blogs. This book looks wonderful and I have quite a few young great-nephews who have an endless array of birthdays! Such a book suggestion is very helpful.

  • Brenton JH January 31, 2010, 1:46 am

    Hi Sibylle and other readers of the blog. I have ordered 3 copies of the above book from the Snow Leopard Conservancy who were so easy to communicate with and so helpful. Postage to Australia from the US is not too expensive. The Snow Leopard Conservancy are doing fabulous work in Snow Leopard territory. It is great to support them.

  • Sibylle January 31, 2010, 5:28 am

    Hi Brenton
    that’s great! I’m sure you and little kids will enjoy this book, it’s lovely. Yes the Snow leopard Conservancy is doing wonderful work to protect these animals in remote and dangerous places – good on them and good on you for supporting them. :-)

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