Himalaya: Vanishing Cultures

Himalaya: Vanishing Cultures

by Jan Reynolds
     
 

Jan Reynolds lived with a family in the Himalaya to document the daily life of the salt traders, who for centuries have traveled by yak between Tibet and Nepal. Told from a young girl’s point of view, the simple text is augmented by dramatic full-color photographs. “Her books will be a welcome addition to the increasing roster-meeting an increased

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Jan Reynolds lived with a family in the Himalaya to document the daily life of the salt traders, who for centuries have traveled by yak between Tibet and Nepal. Told from a young girl’s point of view, the simple text is augmented by dramatic full-color photographs. “Her books will be a welcome addition to the increasing roster-meeting an increased demand-of multicultural literature for children.”-Publishers Weekly

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152344658
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/15/1991
Series:
Vanishing Cultures Series
Edition description:
1ST ED.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.38(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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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