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Sahara
     

Sahara

by Jan Reynolds
 

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Manda, a young Tuareg boy, is excited. He and his father are going to travel to a nearby village for a festival and camel races.

Manda helps his father prepare the camel caravan for the trip. The Tuareg have been traveling through the Sahara Desert on camelback for centuries, and the men take great pride in their camel-riding skills. As Manda leaves his village,

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Manda, a young Tuareg boy, is excited. He and his father are going to travel to a nearby village for a festival and camel races.

Manda helps his father prepare the camel caravan for the trip. The Tuareg have been traveling through the Sahara Desert on camelback for centuries, and the men take great pride in their camel-riding skills. As Manda leaves his village, he is eager to see the great riders in the races. He is proud to be going on this special journey with his father.

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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
This fascinating look at a disappearing group chronicles the author's journey with a tribe of Tuareg people as they journey through the desert on the way to a camel race. The author joins the tribe as they begin an average day in the desert: caring for their camels, cooking their meals and undertaking daily chores. The journey to the racing ground showcases how the Tuareg tribes learned to survive in the desert and how they played an important role in trade caravans. While trade across the desert by camel caravan has been replaced by trucks and planes, the tribes continue to retain their traditional way of life, performing tasks as they have been performed for hundreds of years. Reynolds spent several days photographing a single tribe of Tuareg people. The photographs are the focus of the text and feature brief descriptions of the journey and tasks undertaken by the tribe over the course of the photographer's stay with the tribe. The photographs showcase a remarkable people and are well worth the price. The text is part of the "Vanishing Cultures" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Families, typical of those who have lived for countless generations in the Sahara, the Himalaya, the Far North, and Down Under, are the focus of photographer/author Jan Reynold's outstanding "vanishing cultures" series. Ms. Reynolds' clear color photographs and informative, interestingly written narrative reflect the insight only first-hand experience can provide. (When you and your youngsters read each "About This Book" section, you'll find yourselves as impressed and fascinated by this resourceful woman as the people with whom she lived and described-respectively the Tuareg, Sherpa, Sami, and Aborigine!). After a brief description of their habitat, Ms. Reynolds follows a contemporary family going about its traditional daily activities, with an emphasis on children's roles. These stimulating views will provide readers the wherewithal for lively comparison-(how are we alike/different?), thoughtful conjecture-(what ways might modern technology impinge?), and speculative discussions-(will change be for better or worse?) of these endangered life-styles, and inspire additional research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600601316
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Vanishing Cultures Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Reynolds is an award-winning author and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. All seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series of photo-essays for children were recognized as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Reynolds is also an avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer. She holds the world record for women's high altitude skiing, was part of the first expedition to circumnavigate Mount Everest, and performed a solo crossing of the Himalayas. Reynolds lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.

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