While she and her family are interned at Topaz Relocation Center during World War II, Mari gradually adjusts as she enrolls in an art class, makes a friend, plants sunflowers and waits for them to grow.
Traditional Japanese verses depicting the natural world and the many tiny moments that make childhood special, such as blowing bubbles, escaping the rain, rolling an acorn, and flying a kite. Presented in Japanese script, Japanese romanized form, and English.
New Year is almost here, and Long-Long sets off to market with his grandfather to make money for their Spring Festival celebrations. When they meet with trouble along the way, Long-Long worries about disappointing his family.
"Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival"--Provided by publisher.
Presents background information, related tales, and activities for celebrating five Chinese festivals--Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, Qing Ming, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Moon Festival.
When a hungry ghost threatens to gobble up a plump little boy, the boy tricks the ghost by convincing him to prepare an elaborate recipe first. Includes a cultural note on the Ghost Festival and a recipe for dumplings.
"Using the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, this bright and appealing board book introduces the youngest of readers to the names of animals in both English and Chinese, using Chinese characters alongside their pinyin (romanized spelling)."--
Uses the Chinese zodiac to introduce young children to Chinese and English names for twelve animals. Also lists personality traits attributed to persons born under each zodiac sign and includes a circular illustration...