"In this evocative retelling of these classic Buddhist morality tales, each fable starts with the relatable, all-too-human cravings of the villain—a twist that makes all the more touching the transformations wrought by the compassion of the awakened animal teachers. Pairing Leza Lowitz’s deft prose with the delicate brushstrokes of Amanda Giacomini’s illustrations, these stories are tuned to delight seekers of all ages." —Anne Cushman, Author of "The Mama Sutra"
"These simple, beautifully written and illustrated folk tales, based on stories from the Pali scriptures, are among some of the oldest recorded stories in the world. If you are not already familiar with them—as I wasn’t—I promise you will find them delightful. While charming in their own right, they also embody everyday wisdom (the Buddha reportedly used them to illustrate his teachings) that will inspire all of us, of any age or spiritual back- ground, to endeavor to become our best selves."
—Nina Zolotow, co-author of "Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being" and Editor-in-Chief of the “Yoga for Healthy Aging” blog
"VIRTUOUS HEART will make you remember the wisdom of animals with very human lessons you’ll never forget. So powerful, resonant and needed today!"
—Jennifer Pastiloff, author of "On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard"