cover image Far Beyond the Garden Gate: Alexandra David-Neel's Journey to Lhasa

Far Beyond the Garden Gate: Alexandra David-Neel's Journey to Lhasa

Don Brown / Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $16 (32p) I

Like his Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure and Ruth Law Thrills a Nation, Don Brown's Far Beyond the Garden Gate: Alexandra David-Neel's Journey to Lhasa charts another innovative woman in a concise picture-book biography. Here, the focus is Parisian-born Alexandra David-Neel's determination to enter the Tibetan capital. A spread of David-Neel crossing a gorge by cable illustrates the lengths to which she goes to become the first Western woman to enter Lhasa, in 1924.