A boy planted what he belives to be a yellow poinciana seed but to his surprise the seed produced a red poincina tree.
My Brother’s War
It’s New Zealand, 1914, and the biggest war has just broken out in Europe. William eagerly enlists for the army but his younger brother, Edmund, is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight. While William trains to be a soldier, Edmund is arrested. Both brothers will end up on the bloody battlefields of France, but their journeys there are very different. And what they experience at the front line will challenge the beliefs that led them there.
Cross Your Fingers, Spit In Your Hat
Explains superstitions about such topics as love and marriage, money, ailments, travel, the weather, and death.
Ancient India (Myths of the World)
These timeless tales of gods and heroes give us a window into the beliefs, values, and practices of people who lived long ago.
The Ancient Chinese (Look Into The Past)
Looks at the history and culture of ancient China, and discusses agriculture, city life, families, leisure pastimes, beliefs, education, trade, and industry.
The Day of the Dead, El día de los Muertos
Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors on this vibrant holiday. They offer marigolds, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious foods. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the festivities. Finally, after singing and dancing, it’s time for bed. Bob Barner’s luscious collages incorporate the traditional symbols of Day of the Dead. His poetic text is both English and Spanish. An author’s note provides additional information on the holiday.
A Is For Africa
The author, a member of the Igbo tribe in Nigeria, presents text and her own photographs of twenty-six things, from A to Z, representative of all African peoples.
People of the Trail: How the Northern Forest Indians Lived
Describes the family life, games, hunting and fishing techniques, homes, clothing, beliefs, and means of travel of the Indians of the Northwest.
The Cree (Lifeways)
Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways and notable people of the Cree.
People of the Ice: How the Inuit Lived
Describes how the Inuit built their igloos, kayaks and sledges; made their clothing and prepared their food; played games and carved objects from soapstone; and how they hunted and fished.