I have read most of Deepak's adults books, and I was so excited that he had now done something for kids that I didn't even think to check it out before purchasing.
I have to say I was somewhat disappointed. It's a nice idea and has some lovely illustrations, but the acid test for me is always in the reactions of my kids, and they did not respond to this book at all. Some of the concepts went right over their heads - things like "the Illuminated Ones" and "light is pure awareness". Now, I've never been one to dumb down to my children and their vocabularies are very advanced for their ages, but I still think that there are more accessible ways to approach these subjects with young children. The story here was not particularly engaging, and if I take the book out to read to my kids their immediate reaction is "moooom, not that one".
Sorry Deepak - I love your work, and hopefully once my kids are in high school they will too!