A picture book edition of a bestseller that co-authored two Nobel Peace Prize winners will be published this autumn
NEW YORK – A picture book edition of a bestseller, co-authored by Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will be released this fall.
Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “The Little Book of Joy” will be released on September 27, with Rachel Neumann and Douglas Abrams collaborating on the text, and illustrations provided by artist Rafael López. In 2016, Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama worked together on “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World,” which has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
Tutu died last year at the age of 91.
“We are thrilled and honored that His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu created this book with us, which brings their important message of joy directly to children,” said Mallory Loher, executive vice president and publisher of “The Book of Joy. : Lasting Happiness “in a changing world,” said in a statement.
“Especially in light of the Archbishop’s passing, we are fortunate to have this uplifting book that can inspire future generations of children to look at the world through his unique lens of wonder, generosity and celebration,” Loher said.