The Whispering Cloth

The Whispering Cloth

by Pegi Deitz Shea, Anita Riggio
     
 

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A Hmong refugee girl remembers painful episodes from her life in a pa'ndau, a traditional story cloth. Close-up photos of Yang's textured needlework "add to the [tale's] poignancy," said PW. Ages 3-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Mai, a young Hmong refugee in a Thai refugee camp, is lonely for her cousins who have escaped to America. While passing long hours at the Widow's Store, she comes to appreciate both the stitchery and tales behind the lovely traditional embroidered cloths made by the older women. With the aid of her wise Grandmother, she gradually learns how to make her own cloth and in doing so, comes to terms with her own short but eventful life story. Colorful watercolors combined with pictures of actual Hmong embroidered cloths help bring this sad but hopeful story to life. A glossary, map and short forward about the Hmong people also are included.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
"We'll fly from this camp before the rabbit breeds again." These words inspire Mai to perfect her embroidery skills while she and her grandmother are in a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand. As she works, she remembers her life with her parents before their death. The memories help her to stitch her own story which is told in 'quilt' pictures in this touching story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563971341
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.93(w) x 9.91(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile:
AD780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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