Our Favorite Stories

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Our Favorite Stories have been chosen and retold by prize-winning children's author Jamila Gavin and illustrated by Amanda Hall. The combination of brilliant storytelling, beautiful illustration, and stunning photography is unique.

The ten children who introduce us to the stories in this book were originally featured in Children Just Like Me, by Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley. This extraordinary portrat of the daily lives, families, hopes, and dreams of the world's children was ...

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Our Favorite Stories have been chosen and retold by prize-winning children's author Jamila Gavin and illustrated by Amanda Hall. The combination of brilliant storytelling, beautiful illustration, and stunning photography is unique.

The ten children who introduce us to the stories in this book were originally featured in Children Just Like Me, by Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley. This extraordinary portrat of the daily lives, families, hopes, and dreams of the world's children was the children's publishing sensation of 1995, and was selected as an ALSC - ALA notable children's book. Barnabas and Anabel traveled for nearly two years to every corner of the globe to photograph and interview the children.

The international array of children who described their daily lives in the bestselling Children Just Like Me return in Children Just Like Me: Our Favorite Stories from Around the World by Jamila Gavin, photos by Barnabas Kindersley, illus. by Amanda Hall. Each of the children from the first volume introduces a story-a folktale of a Kalahari desert witch, a story of the birth of Krishna, an Inuit creation story and seven others. The text wraps around colorful illustrations rendered in traditional styles. Marginal pictures and notes provide background information about the child, country and story. An unusually successful venture which grounds the stories in their place of origin and introduces other cultures in an engagingly personal way.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780789414861
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Series: Children Just Like Me Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 12.34 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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