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Wish by Roseanne Thong
Book DescriptionThis lively compilation of wishing traditions from around the world is sure to educate and inspire young readers. Each charming tradition provides insight into the cultures of lands far and near while reminding us of the similarities we all share. Includes Japan, China, Thailand, Russia, Iran, Israel, India, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Ireland, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and the USA!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811857161
(254mm x 254mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Chronicle Books
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roseanne Thong
Dia de Los Muertos, Hardback (July 2016)
Rhyming story follows a family as they celebrate Die de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) rituals, including decorating altars, visiting graves, and dressing up for the parade.
Round is a Tortilla, Paperback (August 2015)
Children discover a world of shapes all around them. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. A short glossary explains the cultural significance of the objects featured in the book.
Noodle Magic, Hardback (December 2014)
Grandpa Tu is famous for his special noodles, and as the emperor's birthday approaches, he encourages his granddaughter Mei to find her own noodle magic.
Round is a Mooncake, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Roseanne Thong
A little girl's urban neighbourhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangular in this lyrical picture book.
US Kirkus Review » Featuring tidbits of children's folklore from 15 countries, this small collection provides a double-page spread on each custom, starting with a four-line poem followed by a short paragraph giving just enough information for young readers to absorb. The details are wonderfully expressed in Kleven's jewel-toned mixed-media illustrations, which magically portray children and adults in rural and urban settings that look traditional and contemporary at the same time. From such religious traditions as inserting papers with wishes in Israel's Wailing Wall to the less formal wish-making of blowing out the birthday candles in the United States, puffing dandelions in Ireland or seeing a single striped weasel in Zulu villages in South Africa, the author and illustrator present a playfulness and a hope for better lives that is contagious. Some details are lacking: There are further explanations of the traditions at the end, but no sources, and a finding game of some lucky symbols is presented without explanation thereof. Still, for pure fun, this will inspire children to try out all of these ways of wishing. (endpaper maps) (Informational picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Roseanne Thong
Roseanne Thong lived in Hong Kong for many years. She now resides in California and is the author of Red Is a Dragon. As a child, Elisa Kleven enjoyed using her imagination to create magical worlds. This love of the fantastical greatly influences her illustration and writing. Elisa lives in Albany, California, with her husband and children.
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