Down under: Vanishing Cultures

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The award-winning Vanishing Cultures seven-book series, now available again in beautiful, updated editions. Features photographic accounts of children from indigenous cultures around the world-exploring their daily lives, relationships with their environments, and challenges in a changing world.

Examines the vanishing culture of the Tiwi tribe, aborigines who live on a small island off the coast of Australia.

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Overview

The award-winning Vanishing Cultures seven-book series, now available again in beautiful, updated editions. Features photographic accounts of children from indigenous cultures around the world-exploring their daily lives, relationships with their environments, and challenges in a changing world.

Examines the vanishing culture of the Tiwi tribe, aborigines who live on a small island off the coast of Australia.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Families, typical of those who have lived for countless generations in the Sahara, the Himalaya, the Far North, and Down Under, are the focus of photographer/author Jan Reynold's outstanding "vanishing cultures" series. Ms. Reynolds' clear color photographs and informative, interestingly written narrative reflect the insight only first-hand experience can provide. (When you and your youngsters read each "About This Book" section, you'll find yourselves as impressed and fascinated by this resourceful woman as the people with whom she lived and described-respectively the Tuareg, Sherpa, Sami, and Aborigine!). After a brief description of their habitat, Ms. Reynolds follows a contemporary family going about its traditional daily activities, with an emphasis on children's roles. These stimulating views will provide readers the wherewithal for lively comparison-(how are we alike/different?), thoughtful conjecture-(what ways might modern technology impinge?), and speculative discussions-(will change be for better or worse?) of these endangered life-styles, and inspire additional research.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Knowing the world seems an important part of eight to twelve-year-old development. Geographically interested young readers will enjoy the books in Reynold's "Vanishing Cultures" series including Down Under. It tells about the Tiwi, a group of aborigines that live on Bathurst Island. It's all illustrated with glorious full-color photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152241827
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Series: Vanishing Cultures Ser.
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.33 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Reynolds is an award-winning author and photographer of children's books whose work has also appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. An avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer, Reynolds enjoys traveling the world and immersing herself in little-known cultures. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Stowe, Vermont.
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