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by Peter. Dickinson

ePub Tulku download
Author:
Peter. Dickinson
ISBN13:
978-0575025035
ISBN:
0575025034
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Publisher:
Victor Gollancz; 1st.ed. edition (1979)
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Subcategory:
Literature & Fiction
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1639 kb
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1350 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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173

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Peter Dickinson lived in Hampshire with his second wife, author Robin McKinley. He wrote more than fifty novels for adults and young readers. He won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Award twice, and his novel The Blue Hawk won The Guardian Awa Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL was a prolific English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories. Peter Dickinson lived in Hampshire with his second wife, author Robin McKinley.

Tulku is a children's historical novel by Peter Dickinson, published by Gollancz in 1979. Set in China and Tibet at the time of the Boxer Rebellion, it features a young teenage boy orphaned by the violence, who flees with others to a Buddhist monastery. Dickinson and Tulku won two major awards for British children's books, the Whitbread Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Medal from the Library Association then recognised the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. When Theodore’s safe, predictable world is destroyed, his life-and his faith-are in danger Thirteen-year-old Theodore has lived in China all his life and never felt terror.

He told Mrs Jones beforehand, and she pleaded with him with surprising earnestness, then suddenly shrugged and said, ‘Ah, well. I’ll back you up, if you really feel that wa. The Lama Amchi on the other hand accepted Theodore’s decision almost as though he had been aware of it already. It is not necessary that the Mother of the Tulku understands the ritual,’ he said.

Peter Dickinson: Peter Dickinson OBE has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger as well as the Guardian Award and Whitbread Prize. His latest book is Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Spirits (Big Mouth House). He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.

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Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL (16 December 1927 – 16 December 2015) was an English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories. Dickinson won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association for both Tulku (1979) and City of Gold (1980), each being recognised as the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. Through 2012 he is one of seven writers to win two Carnegies; no one has won three

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Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

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  • Awesome!!!

  • Perhaps the reason this book isn't very well-known is that it represents a divergence from Dickinson's more popular juvenile fantasy novels like "The Weathermonger". That's a pity because - to use an awful cliche - it's a great coming-of-age story.

    Again, this isn't an adventure-oriented story like the Changes trilogy ("The Weathermonger", "Heartsease", and "The Devil's Children"). It does have some travelling and some physical conflict but most of the plot occurs as inner conflict in a place of outward peace. With his father and friends killed by the Boxers, missionary kid Theodore finds himself sheltered (or trapped) at a Tibetan monastery with a middle-aged English botanist and her young Chinese lover.

    Also unlike Dickinson's aforementioned fantasy books, this one doesn't have much in terms of supernatural phenomena. There are episodes of spirit possession and Theodore's occasionally sensing the presence or absence of his God or the Buddhist gods, but attributing these to his and the monks' imagination if you're so inclined isn't incompatible with events as stated.

    Dickinson deals subtly with a subject that a lot of other novels paint in broad brush strokes - what happens when a young person is forced to reexamine their beliefs. Most characters in stories like this either end up becoming ever more zealous or rejecting their childhood religion completely, depending on the author. Theodore does neither, and I think that ambiguity in his mind near the end is powerfully described and realistic.

    [As a side note, I would like to point out that another reviewer's labelling Theodore and his father as "fundamentalist" is inaccurate and rather unfair, given the modern associations of the word with violence and bigotry. While English missionaries in Asia were not entirely innocent of cultural imperialism, the most successful ones like Hudson Taylor and other CIM workers "went native" and lived with the people they preached to. They also discouraged opium addiction at a time when the British government was pushing it on China, and were later asked by the Kuomintang government to help eradicate the binding of young girl's feet *because* the Kuomintang knew that they circulated in rural areas and were generally trustworthy.]

    One of the exciting things about my experience with this book was that shortly after I read it in my college's library, I had the opportunity to travel to China and saw in a museum a Tibetan mask that was pretty much identical to the description of the one worn by the young monk who befriends Theodore (forgot his name).

    Peter Dickinson is married to Robin McKinley, which as far as my taste is concerned, makes them the power couple of youth/young adult/juvenile fantasy fiction. Another less-well-known book by him that's also good is "The Blue Hawk" which takes place in a world like ancient Egypt ruled by the gods.

  • This is the complete review as it appears (http://ianwoodnovellum.blogspot.com/2015/02/tulku-by-peter-dickinson.html) at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV.

    Set amidst the so-called "Boxer Rebellion" in China, over a century ago (around the turn of the nineteenth century), this is a story of Theodore, Lung, and Mrs. Jones, which starts out really well, but fades into rambling incoherence in the second half. Theo is a young man whose father is killed by the Boxers. These insurgents are trying to throw out the Imperialist occupiers of China who were milking money from the nation, and telling the Chinese their religions were useless and they really ought to migrate to Christianity!

    Many nations formed a coalition against this rebellion and really stuck it to the Chinese, sending in an eight-nation army of some fifty thousand troops, occupying Peking, arranging the whole-sale slaughter of those involved, and fining the Chinese government millions of taels of silver in reparations (which was an astronomical fine even by modern standards).

    The coalition was remarkable to modern eyes, rather reminiscent of the one which formed against Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait in the nineties. In this case it consisted of: Austria-Hungary, the Empire of Japan, the French Third Republic, the German Empire, the Kingdom of Italy, the Russian Empire, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This story discusses none of that. Instead, it wanders away into the hills and honestly? It gets lost.

    I'm not a fan of organized religion, so I had no skin in this pissing contest between the Chinese religions, the Tibetan, and the Christian. I think all of them are silly, and in this case especially this nonsensical business of thinking that the Tulku reincarnates and can be found as a child. In some ways the story is very reminiscent of the 1993 Bertolucci movie Little_Buddha which was eminently forgettable despite its rather stellar cast - but it was better than this story!

    The day after his father is killed by the Boxers, and his mission village is destroyed, Theo runs into Mrs Jones, her right-hand man (and lover) who is named Lung, and some pack horses. Jones insists he accompany them to the next mission. In the end, they give up on that plan and head for Tibet, where Jones, who is on voluntary exile from England for ten years - financed by a wealthy family to keep her away from their son - hopes to find flowers which have never been described before by science. In the end, they give up on that and retire to a monastery.

    This novel, as I indicated, started out strongly and drew me in, but as soon as the three travelers meet the monks, it dissolves with disturbing rapidity into a vague and rambling tale of ceremony, sitting around, more ceremony, more sitting around and a fizzle of an 'ending. It creates expectations which are never met and became truly tiresome. I can't recommend this.

  • This novel is a smart and well-crafted, treating with accuracy its characters and setting. The junction of Buddhism and Christianity is fascinatingly rendered. This book concerns also the Chinese Boxer Rebellion and China's relationship with Tibet, for those readers so interested.

  • When Theodore's father's mission settlement is burnt to the ground, Theodore is the sole survivor. When he is sneaking back into the blackened ruins, he encounters, Mrs. Jones, a botanist traveling across China.

    There was something that seemed completely childish about the writing style. The characters were very stereotypical and really just caricatures of people. Overall, a bust.

  • This book is special, different as it is an adventure book and deep book about life and religion at the same time. It is one of these books that give you a long lasting feeling that stays within you for a long time, and you want to read it again and again. It is like Kiplings Kim, a straight story and can be read like that, but at the same time a book with .... not a message but with the right questions. A good book.