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Ashoka the Fierce: How an Angry Prince Became India's Emperor of Peace
By: Carolyn Kanjuro

Ashoka the Fierce, Carolyn Kanjuro

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Author: Carolyn Kanjuro
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781611808544
Publication Date: 2021

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The story of how Ashoka the Fierce became known as Ashoka the Great.

As a boy, Ashoka was overlooked as a successor to his father, the emperor. He grew to become arrogant, impatient, and above all, angry. Wanting nothing more than to be king, Ashoka learned to be cunning, and when he finally managed to ascend to the throne, he was eager for war. But after a particularly brutal battle, Ashoka was heartbroken and haunted by the death and devastation he had caused. This moment marked a momentous change of heart.

Upon returning home, Ashoka's wife encouraged him to study and practice the Buddhist teachings and to move beyond his destructive past. When Ashoka finally met a wise Buddhist monk, it transformed the way he saw the world and the role of an emperor. Ashoka spent the rest of his days tirelessly working to help his people and promoting the qualities of compassion, tolerance, and virtue.

Ashoka the Fierce: How an Angry Prince Became India's Emperor of Peace, Carolyn Kanjuro, Bala Kids, Hardcover, 40 pages, $17.95

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5 of 5 Ashoka the Fierce February 15, 2022
Reviewer: Jennifer K. from Boulder, CO  
Carolyn Kanjuro captures Ashoka's journey simply and beautifully.  She tells the story of this emperor's transformation in a relatable way for all ages. The illustrations elegantly show Ashoka's changing emotions through time.  This lovely book could be shared with children again and again as a reminder that we are all on a path to greater understanding and peace.  A lovely book to introduce children to the path of the Buddha!  May all who connect with this book benefit!

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