Book Review: Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence by Manoj Jain (✮✮✮✮✮)

Title: Mahavira: The Hero of NonviolenceMahavira The Hero of Nonviolence

Author: Manoj Jain

Genre: Religion, faith, spirituality PSHE, children’s book, non-fiction

Publisher: Wisdom Tales

Pages: 28 pages

Publication Date: 1st July 2014 

My Rating: 5/5

Hi there friends and fellow book lovers,

I’ve just had the pleasure of reading this enchanting story! It’s been one of the best books that I’ve seen for teaching children about the importance of non-violence and the Jain faith. It’s illustrations really bring the book to life too, in an original style with striking colours, detail and ingenuity.

I received a free download copy of ‘Mahavira: The Hero of Non-Violence’ by the publishers of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a lovely book which teaches of the importance of non-violence and the different beliefs of Jainism. I found this book extremely educational and learnt a lot myself, I think it would be great to share with children too! It has some gorgeous, bright colourful illustrations which really add to the book and make it much more accessible for children. This book could be share with a class to show the importance of non-violence, being kind to one another and how we can make the world a better place. The book would fit in brilliantly with the curriculum for both RE and PSHE.


Before reading this book I knew very little about this religion and this book really enlightened me on their different customs and beliefs. It provides information in an interesting, concise and useful way which provided great opportunities for learning. The style and everything about this book was really lovely and I hope to use this book in a classroom at some point! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it too!


If you want to get your hands on a copy of this book, you can do so from Amazon UK HERE. I hope you enjoy it and if you do read this book, let me know what you think about it too in the comments!


Happy reading,
Anna x

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