My Little Round House

My Little Round House




In this delightful picture book, baby Jilu recounts his first year of life in a nomadic Mongolian community. He remembers being cradled by his singing mother, the delicious smells from the cooking pot, his first meeting with his grandparents, and the family’s wandering life with a camel caravan. They celebrate Tsagaan Sar, the new year, and later revel in the warmth and freedom of summer. Richly illustrated by a young Mongolian author/illustrator, My Little Round House reveals a world very different, and yet surprisingly similar, to that of young readers and their parents.

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ISBN-13: 9780888999344
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 04/07/2009
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

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jebass on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Author illustrator Bolormaa Bassansuren offers a beautifully written and illustrated book about infant Jilu's first year in a Mongolian community of nomads. The book's title, "My Little Round House," comes from the type of house in which the family lives, a portable round house called a ger (or yurt). The story follows the family as they travel for the different seasons. This is a great book for the study of different cultures, and the different ways that people of different races and cultures live around the world.