Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Think of it as an adventure," twelve-year-old Annie Ferris's father tells her when he announces that the family will be spending the next two months in Nepal on a medical mission. But what sort of adventure is it if you have to leave behind your friends, sleep in a tent with your bratty little sister, and actually be expected to eat something called yak cheese? Not an adventure Annie wants any part of. Then Annie meets Nirmala, a local girl, and she begins to get to know the real Nepal.
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Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind

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Overview

"Think of it as an adventure," twelve-year-old Annie Ferris's father tells her when he announces that the family will be spending the next two months in Nepal on a medical mission. But what sort of adventure is it if you have to leave behind your friends, sleep in a tent with your bratty little sister, and actually be expected to eat something called yak cheese? Not an adventure Annie wants any part of. Then Annie meets Nirmala, a local girl, and she begins to get to know the real Nepal.
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Editorial Reviews

Bulletin - Bulletin Reviewer
It's unusual for a novel this breezy and easy-reading to tackle such challenging themes, but this one manages to bring genuine good humor to this story of an eye-opening journey.
Bureau County Republican - Paula Morrow
Jennifer J. Stewart has an unerring ear for the preteen voice and sense of humor. Her own experience as a medical volunteer in Nepal provides authenticity to this hilarious yet heartwarming account of a spunky American girl's cross-cultural encounters.
School Library Journal - Jean Gaffney
This lighthearted book will lead readers into a totally different kind of life from their own.
Kirkus - Kirkus Reviewer
Full of local color and snippets of cultural information, the comedy-adventure will surely please its intended audience. With just enough danger to keep the pages turning and an authentically voiced narrator
Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center - Bookdragon Blog
Stewart’s light, often humorous style never lectures; she’s also perceptively sensitive when laughter is not appropriate. Mixed in with the goofy, giddy fun are reminders of life’s not-so-happy realities – a father’s too-early death, incurable diseases, gender inequity, and uncertain futures – presented with just enough detail to encourage younger readers to think beyond their comfort zone …
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014794602
  • Publisher: Jennifer J. Stewart
  • Publication date: 6/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 901,728
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 385 KB

Meet the Author

Award winning author Jennifer J. Stewart writes seriously funny books for children. She enjoys speaking in schools and volunteers with MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS, a non-profit organization giving young children the chance to fall in love with books and reading. www.jenniferjstewart.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2004

    Adventure story for girls that boys will want to read, too!

    If you've been looking for an adventure story for girls, this is the one you want. By turns humorous, hair-raising, and heartbreaking, the book is set in rural Nepal, where 12 year old Annie and her family have come to provide health care to the villagers. (Think of a hospital with no running water and occasional electricity!) A special friendship develops between Annie and Nirmala. This book will stick with you and open your eyes to a very different world view.

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