"Think of it as an adventure," twelve-year-old Annie Ferris's father tells her when he announces that the family will be spending the next two months in Nepal on a medical mission. But what sort of adventure is it if you have to leave behind your friends, sleep in a tent with your bratty little sister, and actually be expected to eat something called yak cheese? Not an adventure Annie wants any part of. Then Annie meets Nirmala, a local girl, and she begins to get to know the real Nepal.
|Publisher:||Jennifer J. Stewart|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||394 KB|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Award winning author Jennifer J. Stewart writes seriously funny books for children. She enjoys speaking in schools and volunteers with MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS, a non-profit organization giving young children the chance to fall in love with books and reading. www.jenniferjstewart.com
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Close Encounters of A Third World Kind based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
12 year old Annie Ferris is not too excited about traveling to Nepal with parents and little sister, Chelsea, to help run a medical mission for two months. However, once they arrive, Annie meets a local girl, Nirmala, and both girls help out at the clinic ¿ Nirmala as a translator, and Annie helping usher patients in after deciding who gets priority in their treatment. While in Nepal, Annie learns lots of things and has many adventures in the two months that they are there. She learns that boys are valued more than girls because it is only boys who can inherit land and houses, she learns what life is like in a country without electricity and clean water, and she has several adventures in the two months that they are there, including being lost in a forest overnight, and being attacked by a water buffalo and a wild dog. A easy read, this book is suitable for junior grade students interested in knowing a bit more about life in another country.
If you've been looking for an adventure story for girls, this is the one you want. By turns humorous, hair-raising, and heartbreaking, the book is set in rural Nepal, where 12 year old Annie and her family have come to provide health care to the villagers. (Think of a hospital with no running water and occasional electricity!) A special friendship develops between Annie and Nirmala. This book will stick with you and open your eyes to a very different world view.