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“In this materialist age in which people’s minds and actions seem more dominated by self-interest and individualism than ever before, we urgently need to convey the Buddha’s message of kindness and compassion if we are to save this earth and indeed ourselves. And so, I greatly welcome Molly Coxe’s adventure story for children about a being who fully lives and embodies these transcendent virtues. This is what the next generation needs to hear and to know if humanity is to have a future worth living." —Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

“Our Lumi, a radiant sphere of altruistic intention, wends her way through a sequence of ethereal drawings and challenging situations, guiding us to an understanding of how pure motivation can change the interdependence of everything. I love this book and look forward to sharing it with the wise children I have the good fortune to know.” —Chagdud Khadro, spiritual director, Chagdud Gonpa Brazil and Chagdud Gonpa Hispanoamérica

“A luminous tale, gorgeously illustrated, that will inspire children to act on their capacities for kindness.” —Sumi Loundon Kim, author of Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Teachings

Lumi brings tears of joy and awe! Coxe's multimedia designs echo her lyrical words with a perfect mix of literality and interpretation. With more of a felt sense than telling, Lumi communicates that individuals are powerful when we tap into our light—and even more powerful as a community. This story of bold compassion celebrates connection with, and comfort in, nature and others. I highly recommend it. Emaho!” —Amy R. Murrell, PhD, author of The Becca Epps Series about Bending Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors


Adventures in Kindness

Molly Coxe

Lumi is a gorgeously illustrated adventure story and a powerful lesson in the magic of helping others.

Meet Lumi, a tiny radiant being on a mission to spread kindness in the universe. Join her on a heroic journey as she searches for ways to help other beings, and finds that sometimes, she needs help, too!

Endlessly imaginative and lushly illustrated, Lumi is a celebration of the good heart in the littlest ones among us. Come along with Lumi as she shares her light with flower fairies, frozen warriors, a star-stealing monster, and a colony of stranded sea squirts—and discovers that we’re all actually radiant, shining brightly together.

Visit Lumiverse to learn more and to hear Lumi’s very own song!

book information
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages, 8.5 x 8.5 inches
  • $19.95
  • ISBN 9781614297925
  • ebook
  • 40 pages
  • $12.99
  • ISBN 9781614298168
about the author

Molly Coxe grew up in Georgia and the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. She graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English Literature, magna cum laude. She has two grown children and lives in Northern California and France. Molly’s earlier picture books, Big Egg, Hot Dog, and Cat Traps, published by Random House, have sold more than two and a half million copies. Big Egg was recently published in a Spanish edition, Gran Huevo. Her Beginner Book for Random House, A Ticket for Cricket, was published in winter 2021. She is currently working on a mouse epic, Jackpot et son Grand-père, set in a medieval village in France. Molly has been on the Buddhist path since she discovered a copy of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche’s autobiography in a bookstore in Northern California in the early 2000s.

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