A Balcony in Nepal: Glimpses of a Himalayan Village

A Balcony in Nepal: Glimpses of a Himalayan Village

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by Sally Olds
     
 

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After trekking in Nepal, Sally Wendkos Olds and Margaret Roche both fell in love with this mountainous Himalayan country and her people. They returned four times between 1993 and 1998 and spent time in Bedel, a remote hill village without electricity, telephone or roads. They helped establish a library there, and on each visit Olds, a writer, and Roche, an artist,…  See more details below

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After trekking in Nepal, Sally Wendkos Olds and Margaret Roche both fell in love with this mountainous Himalayan country and her people. They returned four times between 1993 and 1998 and spent time in Bedel, a remote hill village without electricity, telephone or roads. They helped establish a library there, and on each visit Olds, a writer, and Roche, an artist, were welcomed enthusiastically as "our relatives." Each time they came to Badel, they returned home with questions about their own lives. Here, in words and pictures, is their story of the Badel villagers and their fast disappearing ancient way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462099955
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/10/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
8 MB

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A Balcony In Nepal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While visitors to Nepal are frequently young trekkers, A Balcony in Nepal gives us a heartwarming and compassionate view of the village of Badel through the eyes of 2 older women. In words and sketches, they describe the unique beauty of the mountains and the people with whom they have interacted in repeated visits to the same village. Their stay in Badel changed their lives. A Balcony in Nepal might do the same for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book - was transported to another place through the beautiful drawings and magical text. Olds and Roche are two exceptional women who have come up with an amazing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! It grabbed me at page 1. What a charming journey it took me on. The writer, Sally Wendkos Olds, vividly described a wonderful foreign village. And the artist, Margaret Roche, created beautiful watercolor illustrations of this journey. I highly recommend this book to all readers. What a treat!