|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, ancient craft, ancient recipe, historical timeline, further reading, chronology, works consulted, glossary, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Middle|
|Series||Junior Biography from Ancient Civilizations Set 2|
Buddha is known throughout the world today as one of the greatest spiritual leaders in history. But, at one time he was the prince of a small kingdom in India. However, Siddhartha, as he was once known, didnt fit into his royal world very well. Although he tried in many ways, Siddhartha just didnt care about wealth and power the way other young men his age would have. Instead, he dreamed of achieving enlightenment- and helping others to discover this highest state of human existence. At the age of 29, Siddhartha walked away from his life in the palace. What he did after that departure would change the lives of countless others up to the present day.