The Boy Who Understood Animals
Yeshi Dorjee and John S. Major, author
Tenzin, a young shepherd in Tibet, prays to the Buddha every day, and wishes he could understand the languages of animals. The Buddha tells him his wish will be granted when his compassion is aroused. One day, Tenzin is amazed to hear a mother sheep sadly telling her lamb that she will be cooked and eaten by a rich man that night. Tenzin and the sheep escape to a distant valley, where the local king soon hears about the strange boy. Using his special gift, Tenzin is able to save a beautiful princess from a deadly illness and gets a perfect reward.