Kami And The Yaks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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9781417774043: Kami And The Yaks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When his family's yaks go missing, Kami, a young deaf Sherpa boy, sets off into the Himalaya Mountains alone to find them.

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About the Author:

Andrea Stenn Stryer is a teacher, a librarian, and the author of The Celestial River: Creation Tales of the Milky Way. She lives in Stanford, California. Bert Dodson is a painter, a teacher, the illustrator of more than 70 children's books, and the author of Drawing & Imagination and Keys to Drawing. He was also an animation designer for the four-part PBS television series, Intimate Strangers. He lives in Bradford, Vermont.


Winner of the American Library Association's 2008 Schneider Family Book Award for young children, for artistic expression of the disability experience

Listed in the Banks Street College of Education's The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008 edition

Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2007, Bronze Medal, for Picture Book—All Ages

"Children will admire the young hero . . . for his intrepid spirit . . . animated use of gesture . . . [and] playacting to convey the yaks' plight."  —Kirkus Reviews

"The illustrations beautifully capture the awe-inspiring landscape and the quiet determination of its inhabitants."  —Pam Grossman, PhD, professor of education, Stanford University

"This story of fear, dedication and courage is handled with sensitivity and should capture and inspire young readers."  —Carla F. Berry, EdD, associate professor for early childhood education, emerita, Roosevelt University

"Kami and the Yaks was such a delight to read. The illustrations were inspiring."  —Maureen Y. Burns, assistant principal of instruction, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

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