For many of us, when we hear of India and its culture, we immediately think of yoga and the Indian greeting, Namaste. Wouldn't it be wonderful to learn, in a more meaningful way, what living in India is really like? The seventh book in the I See the Sun series delivers once again. In I See the Sun in India readers are introduced to Mila, a bright, happy young lady who shares a day in her life in Jaipur, India. Mila's life is quite like every other young girl's life in that she eats breakfast with her family, attends school (learning Hindu and English) and enjoys spending time with her friends. Through vibrant illustrations, readers tour the city, passing by the famous Hawa Mahal, or palace of winds as well as getting a glimpse of the bustling bazaar. Mila's family works in the historical gem jewelry business and it is clear that Mila is very serious about her education in hopes of joining the family business someday. Through the vibrant illustrations, the reader can almost taste the orange mango chutney and roti (Indian flat bread) on the table! ÊÊÊÊ Like the other books in the I See the Sun series, I See the Sun in India was written in English and also translated into Hindi by the University of Massachusetts Translation Center. I See the Sun in India includes an overview of the country, a glossary of unfamiliar words, and a map that highlights where India is on the globe.
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Author, Dedie King, a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, also taught school there. She travels extensively and spends a considerable amount of time, not as a tourist, but immersed in many cultures, living with families who open their homes to her. She holds a MEd and has taught elementary school and children with learning disabilities. Her interest in writing books about different cultures is to bring awareness to young children of both the sameness and the differences of cultures around the world.
Judith Inglese has been designing and fabricating ceramic tile murals for public environments for more than thirty years. Her commissions include libraries, schools, hospitals and municipal and institutional buildings like the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Her murals often focus on the play and imagination of children as well as cross-cultural exchange and community. In the I See the Sun books, she combines photography, cut paper and drawing in her collage illustrations. Like her ceramic tile murals, her illustrations are colorful and detailed with strong forms and line work.Review:
Complementing author Dedie King’s text, artist Judith Inglese adds a visual layer of diversity throughout the pages, underscoring India’s vast population of many, many backgrounds, cultures, and languages.(Terry Hong Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center)
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Book Description Satya House Publications, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111935874217
Book Description Satya House Publications. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1935874217 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1757768