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By Bobbie Kalman. 1989
A description of life in modern China, and of how conditions have changed there. Grades 3-6. Taped with: China, the… land by Bobbie Kalman. Covers the events and people that have shaped China's history. Grades 3-6. Taped with China, the culture by Bobbie Kalman. Records the achievements of China's 4,000 year old civilization. Includes the history of various festivities, recipes and activities. Grades 3-6. (The lands, peoples and cultures series)
By Jean Fritz. 1985
The author lived in China until she was 13 years old. In this book, she tells of her return to… Hankou, her home town, four decades later. Companion volume to "Homesick : my own story" (DC06014). For junior and senior high readers. c1985.
By Lyn Harrington. 1966
By Michel Peissel. 1967
An anthropologist and explorer describes his travels and experiences when he became the first foreigner ever to make an extended… visit to Mustang, a tiny, independent land on the Nepal border, surrounded on three sides by Tibet. For junior and senior high readers. 1967.
By Pearl S Buck. 1966
Comparing the Japan she knew as a child with the Japan of today, the author discusses the changes which have… occurred since World War II. Family life, sexual attitudes, the position of women, and traditions are some of the topics covered. For junior and senior high readers. 1966.
By Lila Perl. 1983
By Karine Gottot. 2012
Les Dragouilles sont de drôles de petites créatures s'apparentant à des "monsieur Patate" cornus, affublés d'une queue et d'ailes de… démons. Chaque titre de la série regroupe de courtes bandes dessinées mettant en scène ces êtres fabuleux auxquelles se greffent des charades, des jeux, des recettes, des idées de bricolage, des blagues, des devinettes et des rubriques informatives sur des sujets variés, qui permettent ici de glaner quelques faits intéressants à propos de la capitale de l'Union indienne, de ses attraits, de sa culture et des moeurs de ses habitants. Années 3-6. Suite de "Les jaunes de Barcelone", suivi de "Les orangées de Tunis". 2012.
By Judith Davidson. 1983
An introduction to the history and culture of Japan including a discussion of Japanese in the United States. Discusses Japanese… legends, festivals, home life, schools, and sports. Grades 5-8. 1983. (Discovering our heritage)
By Sigrid Schmalzer, Melanie Linden Chan. 2018
Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean tells its story through the memories of a farm boy who, inspired by Pu… Zhelong, became a scientist himself. The narrator is a composite of people Pu Zhelong influenced in his work. With further context from Melanie Chan’s historically precise watercolors, this story will immerse young readers in Chinese culture, the natural history of insects, and the use of biological controls in farming. Backmatter provides context and background for this lovely, sophisticated picture book about nature, science, and Communist China. “The first time I saw a scientist in my village was also the first time I saw a wasp hatch out of a moth’s egg,” writes the narrator of this picture book about Chinese scientist Pu Zhelong. “In that moment I could not have said which was the more unexpected—or the more miraculous.” In the early 1960s, while Rachel Carson was writing and defending Silent Spring in the U.S., Pu Zhelong was teaching peasants in Mao Zedong’s Communist China how to forgo pesticides and instead use parasitic wasps to control the moths that were decimating crops and contributing to China’s widespread famine. This story told through the memories of a farm boy (a composite of people inspired by Pu Zhelong) will immerse young readers in Chinese culture, the natural history of insects, and sustainable agriculture. Backmatter provides historical context for this lovely, sophisticated picture book. The author, Sigrid Schmalzer, won the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize for 2018 for her book Red Revolution, Green Revolution. This is the most prestigious prize for a book about Chinese history, and the book upon which Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean is based. Fountas & Pinnell Level U
By Ji-Li Jiang. 1997
It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, tons of friends, and a bright future… in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution-and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. When Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life. This is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.
By Jing Jing Ding, Nelson Daboud. 1996
A story of three Buddhist monks based on a traditional Chinese folk tale about cooperation. Without cooperation, one monk can… fetch two buckets of water, two monks will only be able to fetch one bucket of water, and three monks will fetch no water at all.
By William Clark, Patricia Clark, Phyllis Brannen. 1965
Children of the Sun is dedicated to William and Patricia Clark's son, Billy, who saw his first dawn in Japan… played in the sunshine there and who will be able to rejoice someday in life's final sunset as he finds his friends and classmates safe in the arms of Jesus.
By Patricia Donegan. 2003
Haiku introduces five styles of haiku to readers and includes projects on:* Your first haiku--how to get started with the… classic form of poetry* Your favorite season--exploring nature, a traditional element in haiku* Your own personal haiku--writing in haibun, a form of haiku that uses personal narrative* Haiku with pictures--creating haiga, an illustrated haiku* Haiku with a friend--developing renga, linked-verse haikuThe Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art--engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.
By Willamarie Moore, Kazumi Wilds. 2011
**2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner!**A cultural adventure for kids, All About Japan offers a journey to a… new place--and ways to bring it to life! Dive into stories, play some games from Japan, learn some Japanese songs.Two friends, a boy from the country and a girl from the city, take us on a tour of their beloved land through their eyes. They introduce us to their homes, families, favorite places, school life, holidays and more! Celebrate the cherry blossom festival Learn traditional Japanese songs and poems Make easy recipes like mochi (New Year's sweet rice cakes) and okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza or pancakes) Create origami frogs, samurai helmets and more! Beyond the fun and fascinating facts, you'll also learn about the spirit that makes Japan one-of-a-kind. This is a book for families to treasure together.
By Willamarie Moore, Setsu Broderick. 2010
A delightful look at Japanese culture and family life, Japanese Traditions is an intricately illustrated romp through the childhood reminiscences… of author/illustrator Setsu Broderick. Told via a series of short text blocks and lighthearted illustrations based on cats, Japanese Traditions displays seasonal festivals and activities such as O-Bon, O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing) and preparing for the New Year.While enjoying the charming illustrations of a family of Japanese cats, the author shares her warm childhood memories of many Japanese customs, such as gathering around the kotatsu to stay warm, throwing soybeans to keep away ogres and hanging handmade teru-teru-bozu dolls out the window to stop the rain. There are also many traditional Japanese games, toys, foods and celebrations taught through the illustrations. All in all, Japanese Traditions provides a magical feast for children of all ages.
By Linda Hibbs. 2013
All About Indonesia is a book for children that takes them on an adventure through one of the world's largest… and most culturally diverse countries.Along the way, kids are introduced to Indonesian culture and history, the food, the language, and the natural beauty of this fascinating country! From popular sports to traditional dances, and from everyday dress to foods and school activities, this multicultural children's book provides glimpses of the everyday life and culture of this exotic, faraway land.Kids will learn about Indonesia through stories, songs, crafts, activities and recipes:Learn basic vocabulary from the national language, Bahasa IndonesiaMake a traditional mask that is worn during special ceremonial dancesCreate beautiful batik cloths and other crafts for kidsExperience the difference between big city life in Jakarta versus village livingExplore the beaches and volcanoes in places such as Bali and SumatraEnjoy sweet cake made with coconut, and more!
By Sue Dicicco. 2016
Ride on a rhino, become a samurai, or climb Mt. Fuji! Asia is an entire world of wonderful places to… go and things to see and do!Exploring other cultures is a favorite classroom activity for teachers and students alike. Now, author Sue DiCicco draws on her background as a writer, illustrator, sculptor, and former Disney animator to take kids on an imaginative tour of China, Japan, Korea, India, and beyond through artifacts on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.Adventures in Asian Art travels from exhibit to exhibit, inviting kids to picture themselves in a variety of Asian countries as they ride on a rhino, become a samurai, or climb Mt. Fuji! Asia is home to an endless array of wonderful places to go and things to see and do, and through the magic of DiCicco's charming verse narrative, readers join a cartoon mom as she takes her three cartoon children through the museum for an afternoon of nonstop fun and learning.This delightfully illustrated, classroom-friendly book shares a series of fun facts about each of the exhibits and explains the culture, beliefs, and daily life informing these wonderful works of art.
By Kathleen Kudlinski. 2006
A childhood biography of the great political and social leader.Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) studied law in England, then spent 20… years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned to India and became the leader of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi urged non-violence and civil disobedience as a means to independence from Great Britain, with public acts of defiance that landed him in jail several times. In 1947 he participated in the postwar negotiations that led to Indian independence. He was shot to death by a Hindu fanatic in 1948. This childhood biography highlights the events that informed Gandhi's indomitable spirit.
By Lin Wang, Allison Branscombe. 2014
Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is… packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will teach them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life.All About China is the next best thing to being there!China is the world's largest and most populated country boasting thousands of years of history, tradition and culture. In All About China, you'll:Discover the fantastic Chinese tales about the creation of the earth and the origin of the Moon GoddessDelve into China's multifaceted cultural heritage, visit breathtaking places and learn Chinese folk songsTake a crack at solving a tangram shape puzzleLearn about the twelve Chinese zodiac animalsTry your hand at making a traditional brush painting of a panda, bamboo and other subjectsAll About China is an exciting and captivating introduction to the country, featuring page after page of colorful illustrations, interesting stories, amazing facts, cultural insights, engaging activities and much more. Young readers will embark on a fascinating journey through the many faces of this country, meeting its people and examining its landscape, culture and historical tapestry.
By Betty Reynolds. 2006
The people of Japan love to celebrate! In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration,… whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions, exotic decorations, and delicious, seasonal foods, Japanese Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month tour of some of Japan's best-loved festivals.Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating facts about Japanese holidays and celebrations, this 48-page picture book offers a vivid picture of some of Japan's most festive events including New Year's, Children's Day, Cherry Blossom Season, Harvest Moon Viewing, Christmas in Japan and many more.With simple but informative text and illustrations that explain the significance of the dress, decoration, food, gifts and activities associated with these events, Japanese Celebrations promises to delight and educate young readers and parents alike.