In many places around the globe, the new year starts on January 1. But not everywhere! Chinese New Year is celebrated in January or February. Iranians observe Nowruz in March. For Thai people, Songkran occurs in April. Ethiopians greet the new year at Enkutatash in September. All these diverse cultural, regional, and religious observances, and many others, have deep-rooted traditions and treasured customs. Acclaimed poet Marilyn Singer has created a lively poetry collection that highlights sixteen of these fascinating festivities, some well-known and some less familiar. Together with Susan L. Roth's captivating collage illustrations, the poems take readers to the heart of these beloved holidays. Every month of the year, somewhere in the world people celebrate with joy and good wishes for a happy new year.
|Publisher:||Lee & Low Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
MARILYN SINGER is the author of more than one hundred children's and young adult books in a variety of genres, including many poetry collections. Singer was the 2015 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. Honors her books have won include the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor, Parents' Choice Award, Children’s Choice Award, and Notables from ALA, NCSS, NCTE, and NSTA. Singer and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York, andWashington, Connecticut.
SUSAN L. ROTH's unique mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous award-winning children's books, many of which she also wrote. Her bookParrots Over Puerto Ricowon the Robert F. Sibert Medal for Nonfiction from the American Library Association. Roth lives in New York.