I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket

I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket

As this family grows and changes, a basket named Doko is there for all the important moments. First, a young man named Yeh Yeh selects the basket and takes it home to carry their new baby. The basket goes out into the fields to carry rice and kindling wood. When a disease carries off wife Nei Nei, the basket carries her to her grave. The baby grows into manhood and the basket supports his family. Eventually, Yeh Yeh grows old and infirm and there are whispers that it is time to put him on the temple steps for the priests to care for. Treat others as you would wish to be treated is the wonderful message of this beautifully written and illustrated tale. 32 pages Ages 5-9


Folktale of the importance of kindness told through the unusual voice of a burden basket that accompanies the life of a young man through all the stages of his life from childhood to adulthood in his farming life in Nepal and teaches the moral, "What ones wishes not upon oneself, one burdens not upon another." 32 pages Ages 5-8

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