South of the clouds, in the land of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, dwell the descendants of a once pastoral people, the Nakhi. In ancient times, family names were passed from mother to child, there were no marriages, and women alone raised children. In the Nakhi language, there is no word for “father.” Today there are still Nakhi who follow these traditions, and Nakhi folktales reflect these beliefs. In the legends presented here we are introduced to a fantastic cast of characters: plants, insects, animals – all of them female! (Nakhi people, Naxi language)
Children are never too young to begin exploring the many different cultures that make up our beautiful world. Whether we awaken to the wind blowing from the desert, the spray from an ocean wave, or snowflakes dusting the trees, we all share this truly magnificent planet. Through a young boy’s eyes, we visit children from far away places fly kites in Japan, swing through the jungles of Costa Rica, play the didgeridoo in Australia… Marty Husted’s watercolors flow with Jane Hoffelt’s thoughtful poem, helping us feel the depth of our global connections.
This book provides a comprehensive look at the country of Sierra Leone, which gained independence in 1961. Located in western Africa, bordered by Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is recovering from a lengthy civil war that left the country with many challenges. The text offers chapters on the geography, the history, the formation of its new government and its structure, the economy, the environment, the people of Siera Leone, their religion and culture. The book is illustrated with color photography.
This book provides a comprehensive look at the country of Benin which gained independence in 1961. Located between Nigeria and Togo, Benin is working to strengthen itself with a free press and a growing economy. The text offers chapters on the geography, the history, the formation of its new government and its structure, the economy, the environment, the people of Siera Leone, their religion and culture. The book is illustrated with color photography.
From Syrian brides who dye their hands red with henna to the brides of Java, who wear headdresses of golden leaves and flowers, intriguing trivia, inviting prose, and rich illustrations come together to win both the hearts and the minds of young girls of all backgrounds, whatever their wedding dreams may be.
Bolivia is home to two distinct native cultures the Aymara and the Quechua as well as mestizos, blacks, and Europeans. Lifestyle is determined in large part by whether one dwells in one of the large cities like La Paz or Santa Cruz, or in rural areas like the forested Yungas or Amazon Basin. In this largely pictorial book that focuses on children living in the different regions, some of this information is specifically stated.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Where in the world is Austria? What makes Austria Austrian?
Mary Malbunka shares her stories of playing with friends, building cubby houses, climbing trees, collecting sugar bag digging for honey ants, hunting for lizards, and learning about the seasons, animals and plants, she creates a vivid picture of a truly Australian childhood in which country-ngurra-is life itself.
Informational book about Austria.
“Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Belgium”–Provided by publisher.