Demi

Demi

Born Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt on September 2, 1942, Demi earned her nickname as a young child when her father started calling her "demi" because she was half the size of her sister.

Demi became fascinated with Buddhism at the age of three, when she chose a small golden statue of the Buddha at a five-and-dime store. At age twenty-one she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study art in India, where she walked in the footsteps of the Buddha. She has practiced Buddhism for twenty years, along with her husband, Tze-si Huang. In researching the art for "Buddha," she drew from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, and Indonesian paintings, sculptures, and sutra illustrations, particularly Pahari and Chamba Indian miniature paintings. For the story of the Buddha's life, Demi relied on her library of more than 82,000 books, most of which relate to Buddhism.

Demi is the author and illustrator of many books, including "The Empty Pot," "The Magic Tapestry," "The Firebird," and "The Magic Gold Fish," She lives in Carnation, Washington.

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Alexander the Great
by Demi
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$19.99
Buddha Stories
by Demi
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 3rd-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
Empty Pot
by Demi
from Henry Holt and Company
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$10.99 $5.25 (1 in stock)
Grass Sandals
by Dawnine Spivak
from Atheneum
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$13.99
Joan of Arc
by Demi
from Two Lions
for 5th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Marco Polo
from Two Lions
for 4th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
One Grain of Rice
by Demi
from Scholastic Press
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$21.99