Whispering Cloth: A Refugee's Story

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A young girl in a Thai refugee camp in the mid-1970's finds the story within herself to create her own pa'ndau.
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Overview

A young girl in a Thai refugee camp in the mid-1970's finds the story within herself to create her own pa'ndau.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613012539
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Shea Pegi writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A number of her books have won awards from the International Reading Association, National Council for the Social Studies, National Council of Teachers of English, and other organizations. She lives in Vernon, Connecticut.

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