Far Northby Jan Reynolds
In this series of seven books, photojournalist Jan Reynolds documents the distinctive cultures and climates of indigenous peoples.
Children's Literature - Susie WildeKnowing 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 Far North. In this book kids get to meet the Sami people who migrate along with their reindeer herds. It's all illustrated with glorious full color photographs.
Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinFamilies, 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.
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