I See the Sun in Nepal

I See the Sun in Nepal

By Dedie King; Judith Inglese (Illustrator)

Satya House Publications, Paperback, 9780981872094, 39pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 2010

Description

I See the Sun in Nepal, one of the I See the Sun series, takes place in a rural village in Nepal. The young girl in the story lives a traditional life with a familiar daily routine: chores, going to school, playing with friends, and spending time with her family. Readers will recognize the similarities as well as the differences between their own daily life and the culture of Nepal. The ordinary activities of life, to which we all relate, are described in simple prose and vivid collages of colorful paper, drawings and photography of Nepal. Bilingual in English and Nepalese (Devanagari). Includes country overview and glossary of unfamiliar terms. A portion of sales are donated to The Learning Centers in Bandipur, Nepal. For ages 5 and up.



About the Author
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.