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I See the Sun in Nepal by Dedie King, Judith Inglese

I See the Sun in Nepal, one of the I See the Sun series, takes place in a rural village in Nepal. The young girl in the story lives a traditional life with a familiar daily routine: chores, going to school, playing with friends, and spending time with her family. Readers will recognize the similarities as well as the differences between their own daily life and the culture of Nepal. The ordinary activities of life, to which we all relate, are described in simple prose and vivid collages of colorful paper, drawings and photography of Nepal. Bilingual in English and Nepalese (Devanagari). Includes country overview and glossary of unfamiliar terms. A portion of sales are donated to The Learning Centers in Bandipur, Nepal. For ages 5 and up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981872094
Publisher: Satya House Publications
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Series: I See the Sun Series , #2
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 548,056
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 380L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Author, Dedie King, a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, also taught school there. She travels extensively and spends a considerable amount of time, not as a tourist, but immersed in many cultures, living with families who open their homes to her. She holds a MEd and has taught elementary school and children with learning disabilities. Her interest in writing books about different cultures is to bring awareness to young children of both the sameness and the differences of cultures around the world.

Judith Inglese has been designing and fabricating ceramic tile murals for public environments for more than thirty years. Her commissions include libraries, schools, hospitals and municipal and institutional buildings like the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Her murals often focus on the play and imagination of children as well as cross-cultural exchange and community. In the I See the Sun books, she combines photography, cut paper and drawing in her collage illustrations. Like her ceramic tile murals, her illustrations are colorful and detailed with strong forms and line work.

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FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This interesting and educational book is the second title in the I See the Sun series. Each wonderfully illustrated page walks the reader through a day in the life of a child living in a specific country. In Nepal we learn a great deal about the customs, culture, and language of the stunning location. Spending the day in the Nepalese village, readers get to tag along to the breakfast that the young girl has with her Ama. From the lovely table that was laid with tea and chiura, the young girl then begins her variety of chores before going to her local school and playing with her friends. When her day has ended and she heads to her bed, the sincerity of the pages regarding the child's contemplation of her life, family, and the world around her is truly beautiful. These books are especially informative because they're written in two languages, offering the standard American English but also providing a look at the Nepalese words. The addition of a glossary in the back of the book which provides a list of the foreign words with their definitions is also a real treat. This presentation is an extremely excellent way of opening up the world to our children, and teaching them the importance of other cultures that exist on Earth. The illustrations are beautiful collages incorporating photographs and drawings that are extremely engaging to the eye. This series has already garnered a Teacher's Choice Award, as well as a Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child magazine - and they were both well-deserved. The loveliest part about this book, however, is the fact that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this title are being donated to The Learning Centers in Bandipur, Nepal. So.not only are the author and illustrator extremely good at their respective crafts, but the publisher is giving a wonderful gift to children in other nations - the priceless gift of education. Quill says: A very intriguing series that will - and should - continue for quite a long time. Seeing different cultures through the eyes of a child is a fantastic way for all of us to better understand our neighbors.