Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Buddha's Diamonds by Carolyn Marsden

The Buddha's Diamonds

by Carolyn Marsden

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
572207,436 (3.4)3



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
Tinh, a Vietnamese boy, is proud to help his father with the fishing but when a terrible storm hits, he runs from the big waves instead of making sure the boat is safe. He feels ashamed and tries his best to make up for his mistake.
This book is based on a true story and is an endearing story of a boy’s struggle to become a man. It offers a vivid depiction of Vietnamese peasant life and would suit children 10 years and up who are interested in learning about other countries and cultures. ( )
  RefPenny | Nov 8, 2010 |
Nice enough story

about fishing family

and growing up poor.
  librarianlk | Jul 15, 2008 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763633801, Hardcover)

After a storm engulfs his village, a Vietnamese boy has glimmers of a new calling in this spare middle-grade novel written with authenticity and grace.

Every day, Tinh heads out to sea with his father to catch fish for their family and the market. While he sometimes misses flying kites with other children on the beach, Tinh is proud to work alongside Ba. Then a fierce storm strikes, and Ba entrusts Tinh to secure the family vessel, but the boy panics and runs away. It will take courage and faith to salvage the bamboo boat, win back Ba’s confidence, and return to sea. This graceful tale narrates a young Vietnamese boy’s literal and spiritual coming-of-age.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:18 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

As a storm sweeps in, Tinh's father tells him to tie up their fishing boat but the storm scares him and he runs away, but when the damage to the boat is discovered, Tinh realizes what he must do.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.4)
2.5 1
3 4
3.5 1
4 4

Candlewick Press

2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763633801, 0763648280

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,632,183 books! | Top bar: Always visible