Two sisters are on their way to visit Myanmar, their parents’ birthplace. Hla, the older sister describes this far away place in vignettes and poems as colorful as the paintings that showcase this magical place. She tells of the Shwedagon Pagoda that shines like a hundred crazy stars, the majestic monastery where monks meditate, the fisherman who paddles with his legs and the yummy Mohinga noodle soup. Among tales of the Golden Rock and ringing bells, Hla brings Myanmar to life in a way guaranteed to enchant young readers—and their parents. Bilingual text enhances this cultural immersion for language learners of all ages.
About the Author
Elizabeth Rush lives in Brooklyn, New York where she rides bikes, bakes pie, and writes books. Twenty-six is her favorite number, but if she had to choose the three things she loves most about Myanmar they would be (in no particular order): monsoons, maroon monks' robes, and all those bells.
Khin Maung Myint
Born in Yangon, Myanmar, artist Khin Maung Myint was trained at the State School of Fine Art in Yangon, studying under U Thu Kha, U Lun Gywe, Maung Nyo Win and Win Pe Myint. Since 1995, his art has been shown at many group and solo exhibitions in Yangon, including one at the National Museum of Myanmar. Khin Maung Myint resides and paints in Yangon, Myanmar.
Elizabeth Rush: Brooklyn, New York
Khin Maung Myint: Yangon, Myanmar