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Publisher Comments:

Casey and Steven met in Morocco, moved to China then went all the way to Timbuktu. This illustrated travel memoir tells the story of their first two years out of college spent teaching English, making friends across language barriers, researching, painting, and learning to be themselves wherever they are.

Review:

"Fusing travelogue and personal exploration, this entertaining chronicle covers the nearly two-year odyssey debut talents Scieszka (daughter of Jon) and Weinberg embarked on after graduating from college in 2006. Their goals? 'One: get out of the country. Two: pursue our creative interests.... And three: be together.' After a six-month stint in Beijing teaching English, the couple journeyed to Shanghai, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand before landing in Mali, where Scieszka (with a Fulbright grant) researched the role of Islam in the educational system. Impressively witty, perceptive, and candid, Scieszka's present-tense narrative catapults readers into each setting, as do Weinberg's fluid cartoon sketches, seamlessly incorporated into every page. The author introduces the various countries with clever q&as ('ake sure you check out my Mae Kong River parties,' advises a personified Laos) and explores each nation's language, politics, traditions, and food. Yet at the heart of the book are the friendships that Scieszka and Weinberg forge, as well as their own maturing relationship. Come grad season, skip Oh, the Places You'll Go! — this will be far better appreciated, with its effortless mix of globe-trotting adventure, romance, humor, and expanding self-knowledge. Ages 14 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWxyz LLC)

About the Author

Casey and Steven are from Brooklyn and D.C. respectively. Theyve set up camp all over the world- from China to Mali to Morocco- but are currently Brooklynites. Casey and Steven are also the co-founders of American Friends of IEP, a nonprofit which helps raise money for local language programs and book printing in Mali, West Africa. Learn more by visiting them at allthewaytotimbuktu.com.  
 
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596435278
Author:
Scieszka, Casey
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Illustrator:
Weinberg, Steven
Author:
Weinberg, Steven
Subject:
Voyages around the world
Subject:
Travelers' writings, American
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Travel-Children
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Edition Description:
Young Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fusing travelogue and personal exploration, this entertaining chronicle covers the nearly two-year odyssey debut talents Scieszka (daughter of Jon) and Weinberg embarked on after graduating from college in 2006. Their goals? 'One: get out of the country. Two: pursue our creative interests.... And three: be together.' After a six-month stint in Beijing teaching English, the couple journeyed to Shanghai, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand before landing in Mali, where Scieszka (with a Fulbright grant) researched the role of Islam in the educational system. Impressively witty, perceptive, and candid, Scieszka's present-tense narrative catapults readers into each setting, as do Weinberg's fluid cartoon sketches, seamlessly incorporated into every page. The author introduces the various countries with clever q&as ('ake sure you check out my Mae Kong River parties,' advises a personified Laos) and explores each nation's language, politics, traditions, and food. Yet at the heart of the book are the friendships that Scieszka and Weinberg forge, as well as their own maturing relationship. Come grad season, skip Oh, the Places You'll Go! — this will be far better appreciated, with its effortless mix of globe-trotting adventure, romance, humor, and expanding self-knowledge. Ages 14 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
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