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Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World

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ISBN13: 9780811857161
ISBN10: 0811857166
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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Publisher Comments:

This lively compilation of wishing traditions from around the world is sure to educate and inspire young readersand makes a perfect gift! Each charming custom provides insight into the cultures of lands far and near while reminding us of the similarities we all share. Includes Japan, China, Thailand, Russia, Iran, Israel, India, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Ireland,Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States.

Review:

"'The many ways to make a wish wherever home may be' come in for lighthearted yet respectful exploration in this attractive square-format book. Thong (Red Is a Dragon) entices readers with consistently well-rhymed verses ('We puff on dandelions/ with their fluff as white as milk — / our wishes sail through the breeze/ on parachutes of silk'), following up each with a brief description of a national custom. Some may be familiar — throwing coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain or offering prayers at Jerusalem's Western Wall — but many will be new to most readers: in India children make secret wishes on peacock feathers and save them in notebooks or diaries. Rendered in Kleven's (The Paper Princess) kaleidoscopic style, many of the full-bleed spreads nearly shimmer, as in the picture of Brazilian children jumping waves on New Year's Day. The book ends with a multiethnic group of American children blowing out birthday cake candles, inviting readers to look at their own practices from a newly broadened perspective. Endnotes include more information along with an invitation to find 15 lucky symbols hidden in the pictures. Ages 5 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This lively compilation of wishing traditions from around the world is sure to educate and inspire young readers. Each charming custom provides insight into the cultures of lands far and near, while reminding readers of the similarities we all share. Full color.

About the Author

Roseanne Thong lived in Hong Kong for many years. She now resides in California and is the author of Red Is a Dragon.

As a child, Elisa Kleven enjoyed using her imagination to create magical worlds. This love of the fantastical greatly influences her illustration and writing. Elisa lives in Albany, California, with her husband and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811857161
Author:
Thong, Roseanne
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Illustrator:
Kleven, Elisa
Author:
Kleven, Elisa
Author:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Wishes
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10.25 x 0.5 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 36 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811857161 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'The many ways to make a wish wherever home may be' come in for lighthearted yet respectful exploration in this attractive square-format book. Thong (Red Is a Dragon) entices readers with consistently well-rhymed verses ('We puff on dandelions/ with their fluff as white as milk — / our wishes sail through the breeze/ on parachutes of silk'), following up each with a brief description of a national custom. Some may be familiar — throwing coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain or offering prayers at Jerusalem's Western Wall — but many will be new to most readers: in India children make secret wishes on peacock feathers and save them in notebooks or diaries. Rendered in Kleven's (The Paper Princess) kaleidoscopic style, many of the full-bleed spreads nearly shimmer, as in the picture of Brazilian children jumping waves on New Year's Day. The book ends with a multiethnic group of American children blowing out birthday cake candles, inviting readers to look at their own practices from a newly broadened perspective. Endnotes include more information along with an invitation to find 15 lucky symbols hidden in the pictures. Ages 5 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This lively compilation of wishing traditions from around the world is sure to educate and inspire young readers. Each charming custom provides insight into the cultures of lands far and near, while reminding readers of the similarities we all share. Full color.
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