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"A native of Kenya, Naiyomah was in New York City on September 11, 2001. In his and Deedy's (Martina the Beautiful Cockroach) lyrical account, he returns to his homeland and tells the members of his Maasai tribe a story that had 'burned a hole in his heart.' The narrative avoids specifics and refers to the events of 9/11 obliquely as the villagers listen to him with 'growing disbelief': 'Buildings so tall they can touch the sky? Fires so hot they can melt iron? Smoke and dust so thick they can block out the sun?' Until they read Naiyomah's concluding note, children may not fully comprehend either his story or the villagers' subsequent actions: the tribe elders bless 14 cows, revered in Maasai culture, and symbolically offer them to the American people to help them heal. Featuring luminous images of the Maasai in vivid native dress and sweeping African landscapes, Gonzalez's pastel, colored pencil and airbrush paintings appear almost three-dimensional in their realism. A moving tale of compassion and generosity. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561454907
Author:
Deedy, Carmen Agra
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers
Illustrator:
Gonzalez, Thomas
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
Maasai (African people)
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Values & Virtues
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Dimensions:
10.25x11.97x.39 in. 1.16 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details pages Peachtree Publishers - English 9781561454907 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A native of Kenya, Naiyomah was in New York City on September 11, 2001. In his and Deedy's (Martina the Beautiful Cockroach) lyrical account, he returns to his homeland and tells the members of his Maasai tribe a story that had 'burned a hole in his heart.' The narrative avoids specifics and refers to the events of 9/11 obliquely as the villagers listen to him with 'growing disbelief': 'Buildings so tall they can touch the sky? Fires so hot they can melt iron? Smoke and dust so thick they can block out the sun?' Until they read Naiyomah's concluding note, children may not fully comprehend either his story or the villagers' subsequent actions: the tribe elders bless 14 cows, revered in Maasai culture, and symbolically offer them to the American people to help them heal. Featuring luminous images of the Maasai in vivid native dress and sweeping African landscapes, Gonzalez's pastel, colored pencil and airbrush paintings appear almost three-dimensional in their realism. A moving tale of compassion and generosity. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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