Alex is traveling all by himself to meet his grandparents and cousins who live far away! He wakes up early each day, stuffing his suitcase with all it can hold and draws postcards when he feels a bit anxious to calm himself. Meanwhile, Grandpa Leander, Grandma Alexi, Aunt Sophie, Uncle Mike, and twins Sam and Tina eagerly prepare for Alex’s arrival with creative and fun projects, building tree houses and more. What will happen when Alex and his family members finally see each other? Travel has never been so exciting in this heartwarming story of finding independence and strengthening family ties. Through a mix of colored pencil, collage, charcoal, and photographs, bold illustrations capture Alex’s anxiety, excitement, and self-confidence, and the joy of family union. Told in a dual-narrative, Comings and Goings will guide youngsters through the chaos and anticipation of Alex and his family’s new adventures.
Ibn Battuta was no ordinary traveller. Between 1325 CE when he set off and 1354 CE when he finally returned home to stay, he had visited about 40 modern countries and travelled roughly 75,000 miles, going on foot, camel, horse, wagon, boat and even sled.
Travel along Melbourne’s twisting Yarra River in a glorious celebration of Indigenous culture and Australia’s unique flora and fauna.
Featured in Vol. XIII, Issue 2 of WOW Review.
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It is Grandmother Bibi’s ninetieth birthday and when she travels to Tanzania from America to visit her son and grandchildren they surprise her with a birthday safari.
Charlie and his family are taking another trip — this time to spend a year in a tiny village in southern France. Typically suspicious and resentful at first (they’re going all the way to France, and they’re not even going to be living in Paris!), big brother Charlie soon finds himself drawn into life in sleepy Celeriac. The family experiences the spring migration of sheep up to the mountain pastures, Dad is threatened by a raging bull, a spring flood makes a mess, and everyone forages for snails and mushrooms and has other adventures large and small. Most of all, though, Charlie and his little brother, Max, make friends of their eccentric new neighbors — the man who steals ducks from the local river, the neighbor’s dog who sleeps in the middle of the street, and their new pals Rachid and Ahmed, who teach them how to play soccer using the open front door of the Catholic church as the goal! It’s enough to make Charlie wonder if it’s really so important to get to Paris. On the Road Again’s mix of rollicking humor, comic characters, and universal concerns like making new friends and living in a new place are a welcome addition for Gay’s many fans.
Describes the world of the Incas and how it was changed forever when the Spanish expedition under Pizarro conquered Peru.
In 1302, two cousins of the nomadic Beni Khalid tribe who are betrothed become separated by political intrigue between warring tribes. Sequel to The Ramsay Scallop.
A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
A collection of the young author’s lesser-known writings composed while she was hidden from the Nazis during World War II. Some translation was also done by Michel Mok.