Celebrating a Diverse World Through Children's Books

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    Abukacha's Shoes Tamar Tessler
    9781554984589 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: May 01, 2015
    $18.95 CAD 9.84 x 7.88 in | 36 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Abukacha finally throws away his worn out shoes and gets himself a new pair. But the old shoes, somehow, keep finding their way back to him.

      When author and illustrator Tamar Tessler was a little girl, her aunt would tell her the story of Abukacha and his shoes — a story that had been told to her by her own Polish aunt, Fella. The plot was always different, but the problem remained the same — Abukacha had the biggest shoes in the world, and he couldn’t get rid of them no matter what he did. Inspired by her husband, who refused to throw away a worn-out pair of shoes, Tamar wrote her own version of the story, and created art that incorporates her cherished family photos.

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      Tamar Tessler is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Tel Aviv. She is a graduate of the Ascola School of Design in Tel Aviv and the Sam Spiegel Film and TV School in Jerusalem, where she studied script writing. This is her first book.
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      Young readers will smile and enjoy and keep the memories alive. Funny and charming.
      Textural and whimsical . . . Highly recommended.
      If you needed further testimony about the magical power of stories, you’ve undoubtedly found it right here.
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    Alego Ningeokuluk Teevee Canada
    9780888999436 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 Publication Date: August 01, 2009
    $17.95 CAD 7.63 x 9.63 x 0.4 in | 24 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Written and illustrated by Ningeokuluk Teevee, one of the most interesting young artists in Cape Dorset, home to the great tradition of Inuit art, this is a beautifully simple story, written in Inuktitut and English, about a young Inuit girl who goes to the shore with her grandmother to collect clams for supper. Along the way she discovers tide pools brimming with life – a bright orange starfish, a creepy-crawly thing with many legs called an ugjunnaq, a hornshaped sea snail and a sculpin. This is an enchanting and utterly authentic introduction to the life of an Inuit child and her world.

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      Ningeokuluk Teevee, an exceptionally gifted artist, is one of the major contributors to the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, which is distributed to art galleries across North America. Much of her art draws on the Inuit stories and legends that she heard as a child, although this book recalls her childhood experiences of digging for clams with her grandmother. She lives with her family in Kinnigait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut.
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      Awards
      Governor General's Literary Award: Illustration 2009, Short-listed
      USBBY Outstanding International Books 2010, Commended
      Resource Link's Year's Best 2010, Commended
      Reviews
      Graphite and color pencil illustrations lend an innocence and simplicity to this unique tale.
      The drawings by the author are delightfully expressive...
      ...[The] English translation [of the Inuktitut] is sprinkled with musical words from the original...a harmonious universally recognizable shared time between a child and her affectionate grandparents.
      Complementary in both forms of language, and accompanied by exquisite drawings, this book introduces the Canadian north and Inuit culture through a reading experience that will bridge to more conversation and understanding of places and cultures that seem far away.
      A delightful book...sure to be enjoyed by children from all backgrounds.
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    Alfredito Flies Home Jorge Argueta, Luis Garay
    9780888995858 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 4 - 9, Grade (US) from P - 4, Reading age from 4 - 9 On Sale Date: September 01, 2007
    $17.95 CAD 8.13 x 11.31 x 0.43 in | 36 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Alfredito and his family are getting ready to return to their old home in El Salvador for Christmas, their first time back since they left as refugees. But they will make this trip on a plane — the first time any of them has ever flown. The excitement mounts as they drive to the airport, get on the plane and fly up into the air, each step bringing an increasing level of amazement. But the greatest moment of all is when they finally arrive and their beloved relatives meet them. Their old house looks and feels as it always did. The smells, the food, the new puppies, the familiar plants and flowers fill Alfredito's heart with a sense of belonging and joy.

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      Jorge Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He has won the International Latino Book Award, the Américas Book Award, the NAPPA Gold Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his life in rural El Salvador. He now lives in San Francisco, California.

      Luis Garay is a celebrated Nicaraguan illustrator who spent six months in Guatemala doing research for the illustrations in this book. He has also illustrated Jade and Iron, A Handful of Seeds, Cousins / Primas and Alfredito Flies Home / Alfredito regresa volando a su casa. One of the best young Latin American illustrators working today, Luis Garay now lives in Mexico.
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      Americas Award Commended List 2008, Commended
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      ...formal, realistic acrylic paintings.
      Speaking in Alfredito's young voice, Argueta tells a warm, understated story about moving between cultures. Through the details of packing and preparations, Argueta skillfully reveals the family's complex feelings of separation and excitement, and Garay's acrylic paintings extend the story's action and emotion with realistic portraits of the families and homes. An important story about the immigrant experience to share with children of all backgrounds.
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    Aluta Adwoa Badoe Canada
    9781554988167 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Girls & Women Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9, Reading age from 14 Publication Date: September 01, 2016
    $18.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 216 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      For eighteen-year-old Charlotte, university life is better than she’d ever dreamed — a sophisticated and generous roommate, the camaraderie of dorm living, parties, clubs and boyfriends. Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new ideas, and in 1981 Ghana, this may be the most exciting – and most dangerous — adventure of all.

      At first Charlotte basks in her wonderful new freedom, especially being out of the watchful eye of her controlling and opinionated father. She suddenly finds herself with no shortage of male attention, including her charismatic political science professor, fellow student activist Banahene, and Asare, a wealthy oil broker who invites Charlotte to travel with him and showers her with expensive gifts, including a coveted passport.

      But Ghana is fraught with a history of conflict. And in the middle of her freshman year, the government is overthrown, and three judges are abducted and murdered. As political forces try to mobilize students to advance their own agendas, Charlotte is drawn into the world of student politics. She’s good at it, she’s impassioned, and she’s in love with Banahene. “The struggle continues! Aluta! Aluta continua!” she shouts, rallying the crowd with the slogan of the oppressed. But her love of the spotlight puts her in the public eye. And when Asare entrusts her with a mysterious package of documents, she suddenly realizes she may be in real danger.

      But it’s too late. As she is on her way to a meeting, Charlotte is picked up by national security, and her worst nightmares come true. And in the end, she must make a difficult and complicated decision about whether to leave her education, and her beloved Ghana, behind.

      A heartfelt story told with uncompromising honesty, about what happens when youthful idealism meets the harsh realities of power.

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      Adwoa Badoe is a Ghanaian-born physician, storyteller, educator, writer and African dance instructor. She is the author of the novel Between Sisters, as well as several picture books, including The Pot of Wisdom, illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité and Nana’s Cold Days, illustrated by Bushra Junaid.

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      Awards
      CBC Best Books of 2016 2016, Commended
      Children's Africana Book Award 2017, Commended
      Reviews

      The brilliant storytelling resonates with its vibrant cultural landscape. — School Library Journal

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    Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina Fatima Sharafeddine, Intelaq Ali
    9781554987108 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 7 - 11, Reading age from 7 - 11 Publication Date: April 01, 2015
    $17.95 CAD 9 x 11.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Born in Persia more than a thousand years ago, Ibn Sina was one of the greatest thinkers of his time — a philosopher, scientist and physician who made significant discoveries, especially in the field of medicine, and wrote more than one hundred books.

      As a child, Ibn Sina was extremely bright, a voracious reader who loved to learn and was fortunate to have the best teachers. He memorized the Qur’an by the age of ten and completed his medical studies at sixteen. He spent his life traveling, treating the sick, seeking knowledge through research, and writing about his discoveries. He came up with new theories in the fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy and education. His most famous work is The Canon of Medicine, a collection of books that were used for teaching in universities across the Islamic world and Europe for centuries.

      Ibn Sina’s story, told in the first person and beautifully illustrated, provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of the great intellects of the past.

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      Fatima Sharafeddine is a Lebanese writer who has twice been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. After receiving a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, she moved from Lebanon to the United States, where she earned a master’s degree in education and another in Arabic literature. She is an active member of the Lebanese section of IBBY (LBBY) and has written more than one hundred books for children, including The Servant and The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, also illustrated by Intelaq Mohammed Ali.

      She now divides her time between Beirut and Brussels, where she writes and translates full time.

      Intelaq Mohammed Ali is an Iraqi illustrator, graphic designer and author with thirty years’ experience in the field of children’s culture. Her illustrations and writing have appeared in more than eighty books and magazines for children and adults, and she has made thirty-two animations. Her work has been exhibited in more than fifty international shows, winning a total of nine awards in Japan, Jordan, Iran and Lebanon.

      The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, first published in the United Arab Emirates and illustrated by Intelaq Mohammed Ali, was selected for the IBBY Honour List, and Hakaza tatagayar alalwan (Thus the Colors Change), which she wrote and illustrated, has been reviewed in the White Ravens Catalogue (International Youth Library, Germany).

      Intelaq has been selected as a jury member for the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature and the Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustration. She has actively participated in many international workshops and seminars, including the UNESCO-BIB Workshop for Illustrators of Children’s Books in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the first IBBY Regional Conference for Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa in Sharjah, UAE.

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      Readers will learn much about his contributions to the fields of philosophy, education, and medicine.
      A universal celebration of curiosity and the unrelenting pursuit of knowledge.
      The personal telling adds immediacy to this fascinating story. . . . Highly recommended.
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    Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta Fatima Sharafeddine, Intelaq Ali
    9781554984800 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 7 - 11, Grade (US) from 2 - 6, Reading age from 7 - 11 Publication Date: May 01, 2014
    $17.95 CAD 9 x 11.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      In 1325, when Ibn Battuta was just twenty-one, he bid farewell to his parents in Tangier, Morocco, and embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca. It was thirty years before he returned home, having seen much of the world. In this book he recalls his amazing journey and the fascinating people, cultures and places he encountered.

      After his pilgrimage to Mecca, Ibn Battuta was filled with a desire to see more of the world. He traveled extensively, throughout Islamic lands and beyond — from the Middle East to Africa to Europe to Asia.

      Travelers were uncommon in those days, and when Ibn Battuta arrived in a new city he would introduce himself to the governor or religious leaders, and they in turn would provide him with gifts, a place to stay and study, and sometimes they even gave him money to continue his journey. Some of the highlights of his travels included seeing the stunning Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem; witnessing the hundreds of women who gathered to pray at the mosque in Shiraz; visiting the public baths in Baghdad; and meeting the Mogul emperor of India, who made him a judge and eventually sent him to China as an ambassador.

      Ibn Battuta kept a diary of his travels, and even though he lost it many times and had to recall and rewrite what he had seen, he kept a remarkable record of his years away. His adventurous spirit, keen mind and meticulous observations, as retold here by Fatima Sharafeddine, give us a remarkable picture of what it was like to be a traveler nearly seven hundred years ago.

      The book is beautifully illustrated by Intelaq Mohammed Ali, with maps and travel routes forming the backdrop for many richly painted scenes.

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      Fatima Sharafeddine is a Lebanese writer who has twice been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. After receiving a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, she moved from Lebanon to the United States, where she earned a master’s degree in education and another in Arabic literature. She is an active member of the Lebanese section of IBBY (LBBY) and has written more than one hundred books for children, including The Servant and The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, also illustrated by Intelaq Mohammed Ali.

      She now divides her time between Beirut and Brussels, where she writes and translates full time.

      Intelaq Mohammed Ali is an Iraqi illustrator, graphic designer and author with thirty years’ experience in the field of children’s culture. Her illustrations and writing have appeared in more than eighty books and magazines for children and adults, and she has made thirty-two animations. Her work has been exhibited in more than fifty international shows, winning a total of nine awards in Japan, Jordan, Iran and Lebanon.

      The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, first published in the United Arab Emirates and illustrated by Intelaq Mohammed Ali, was selected for the IBBY Honour List, and Hakaza tatagayar alalwan (Thus the Colors Change), which she wrote and illustrated, has been reviewed in the White Ravens Catalogue (International Youth Library, Germany).

      Intelaq has been selected as a jury member for the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature and the Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustration. She has actively participated in many international workshops and seminars, including the UNESCO-BIB Workshop for Illustrators of Children’s Books in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the first IBBY Regional Conference for Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa in Sharjah, UAE.

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      The illustrations, done in a style reminiscent of Persian miniatures, feature large-eyed figures in period dress and evocative glimpses of grand architecture.
      Simple and dignified, this is an excellent tool to use when introducing youngsters to Arab history and culture. Highly Recommended.
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    Amazonia Daniel Munduruku, Nikolai Popov, Jane Springer Canada
    9781554981854 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Grade (US) to 5, Reading age to 10 Publication Date: May 01, 2013
    $24.95 CAD 7.5 x 9.5 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Amazonia is an extraordinary book of Brazilian folktales that combines the authentic voice of Daniel Munduruku, a noted indigenous author who grew up in the Amazon rainforest, with the imagined Amazon of Nikolai Popov, one of Russia's major artists and its foremost children's book illustrator.

      Many years ago, Nikolai Popov, Russia's leading children's book illustrator, illustrated an extensive, academic collection of Brazilian folktales. The sources for his illustrations were the stories themselves and his own richly imagined Amazonia. Today the book is out of print and only a few copies survive -- a fate shared by many great books from the golden age of Russian children's books.

      Groundwood in collaboration with a Brazilian publisher, Edicões SM Brasil, commissioned Daniel Munduruku, a noted indigenous Brazilian author, to select those stories he felt were most representative of the peoples of the Amazon and to retell them in his own voice.

      Mermaids, jaguars, snakes, flying men, witches -- extraordinary creatures from the world's most important wild jungle live on in these tales. The stories are fascinating, and sometimes startling, as protagonists are killed off or transformed into animals or rise up precipitously into the heavens. But they offer a panorama of experience -- conflict and death, love and seduction, greed and gluttony, hunting and fishing, cooking and caring for plants -- and describe the origins of the natural world.

      Munduruku's storytelling and Popov's imagination bring us the tales of the people of the Amazon in all their magic wonder.

      An introduction describes the importance of myths, how the stories have survived and their relevance today. A glossary provides more information about animals and plants that may be unfamiliar to North American readers.

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      Daniel Munduruku was born in Belém, in the state of Para, Brazil. He has a doctorate in education from the University of São Paulo. A writer and teacher, he has won many awards for his children’s books, including the Jabuti Prize. He has been elected to the Lorena Academy of Letters and has been made a Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit by the president of the Brazilian Republic. Munduruku has also worked with street kids and has taught in a rural school for indigenous youth. His book Tales of the Amazon: How the Munduruku Indians Live is an exceptional account of what it is to be an indigenous person and provides a fascinating portrait of life in the Amazon. He lives in Lorena, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.Nikolai Popov was born in Saratov, in Central Russia. He is a gifted artist and is also widely regarded as one of the best children's book illustrators in Russia. He has exhibited his art in Moscow, Prague, Bratislava, Tokyo, Rome and Venice, among other cities. He has won many prestigious awards, including two gold medals at the International Exhibition of Book Art (Leipzig), the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the International Biennial of Illustration (Bratislava), the Silver Medal at the Painter's Academy (USSR), and he has been named an Honored Artist of Russia. He lives in Moscow.Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.
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      ... unquestionably authentic...
      These are tales that are real and breathe life into several cultures in this far and distant land.
      The subject matter, representing eight different Amazonian peoples, is important . . . An excellent glossary, defining and describing the flora and fauna mentioned in the stories, is included.
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    9781554981274 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Grade (US) to K, Reading age to 4 Publication Date: February 01, 2012
    $9.95 CAD 8.25 x 10.75 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 90 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Winner of the Governor General's Award

      A beautiful and visionary book, Ancient Thunder celebrates wild horses and the natural world of the prairies. Using an extraordinary technique, Leo Yerxa, an artist of Ojibway ancestry, makes paper look like leather, so that his illustrations seem to be painted on leather shirts. The art is accompanied by a rich song of praise for the wild horses that came to play such an important role in the lives of the First Peoples.

      Years in the making, the book is truly a work of art — one that reflects Yerxa's sense of nature and the place of the First Peoples within it.

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      Leo Yerxa was born on the Little Eagle Reserve in northern Ontario. His first book, Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall, was nominated for a Governor General's Award and won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award. His book Ancient Thunder was winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award for Illustration. Leo lives in Ottawa.

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    Arctic Adventures Raquel Rivera Canada, Jirina Marton Canada
    9780888997142 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places Grade (US) to 3, Reading age to 8 On Sale Date: May 03, 2007
    $18.95 CAD 8.5 x 10.25 x 1.4 in | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      The land, hunting, hunger, magic and extreme weather are themes that resonate for Inuit who live in the Far North. These stories, drawn from the lives of four Inuit artists, offer young readers a glimpse into this rich, remote culture, past and present. Accompanying each story are illustrations by Jirina Marton, who has spent time in the Arctic and whose deep appreciation for its subtle beauty shines through her art. In addition to the stories, there is a feature spread on each artist with a photograph, a brief biography and a reproduction of one of the artist's works.

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      Raquel Rivera has a degree in fine arts and has worked as a copywriter, freelance writer and illustrator, photographer's assistant, and a teacher of English and life drawing. Visit her author website at www.raquelriverawashere.com for news, reviews and video readings. Raquel lives in Montreal with her family.

      Jirina Marton has exhibited her paintings throughout Europe, Canada and Japan. She has illustrated many children's books, including Little Book of Northern Tales: The Bear Says North by Bob Barton, Arctic Adventures: Tales from the Lives of Inuit Artists by Raquel Rivera, Marja's Skis by Jean E. Pendziwol, which was a Governor General's Literary Award finalist for illustration, and Bella's Tree by Janet Russell, which won the 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for illustration. Jirina lives in North York, Ontario.

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      Awards
      Quill & Quire Books of the Year 2007 List 2007, Commended
      USBBY Outstanding International Books 2008, Commended
      CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens (Starred Selection) 2008, Commended
      Reviews
      ...[this] book has a lot to offer.
      Beautiful illustrations...show the individual people and creatures in the Arctic landscape close up, sometimes with an edge of magical realism.
      Rivera's unpretentious storytelling is perfectly suited to these tales, which resonate with mythic force...evidence that an alien way of life can be powerfully transmuted and shared.
      This book beautifully balances stories that document a vanishing way of life, aboriginal art, and information about the Arctic. Children will thoroughly enjoy the stories, and teachers will relish this contribution to the all-too-scarce resources for the curriculum about Canada's North. It is a little gem.
      This book, a must for bookstores, rates as a sophisticated and innovative introduction to Inuit art and culture and is one of the best Canadian children's non-fiction titles to emerge so far in 2007.
      Through the simple and effective technique of narrating dramatic episodes in the lives of four Inuit artists...Rivera gives us a taste of a vanished way of life, a sense of the unimaginable hardships that shaped these artists' characters, and a glimpse of their work that grew so organically from their experiences on the land...Marton's artistry makes the reader experience the uncertainty and thrill of visual discovery.
      ...a clever way to introduce art to young readers and works seamlessly to offer up both a compelling story and the beauty of a lesser-known art.
      ...a delightful book and the illustrations bring the story beautifully to life. It is well worth adding to any collection...
      ...a great story-time read...four stars.
      ...a wealth of information on Inuit culture, both past and present...
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    Series: Bilingual Cooking Poems
    Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding Bilingual edition Jorge Argueta, Fernando Vilela
    9780888999818 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date: September 01, 2010
    $18.95 CAD Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Libros Tigrillo
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      Kirkus 2010 Best Children's Books selection

      The cuisines of many different cultures all over the world include rice and rice pudding. In this title in the Cooking Poems series, Jorge Argueta gives us a bilingual recipe for the classic Latin American version.

      From sprinkling the rice into the pot, to adding a waterfall of milk, cinnamon sticks, salt stars and sugar snow, Jorge Argueta's recipe is not only easy to follow, it is a poetic experience. The lively illustrations by Fernando Vilela feature an enthusiastic young cook who finds no end of joy in making and then slurping up the rice pudding with his family.

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      Jorge Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He has won the International Latino Book Award, the Américas Book Award, the NAPPA Gold Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his life in rural El Salvador. He now lives in San Francisco, California.

      Fernando Vilela is a Brazilian illustrator who has illustrated numerous children's books. He has won the Jabuti Award (Brazil's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) in three categories for Lampiao e Lancelote. This book was also selected for the IBBY Honor list and received a special mention from the New Horizons Bologna Ragazzi Award. He has also won many FNLIJ (Brazilian branch of IBBY) awards and was selected for the Bratislava International Illustration Bienal. Fernando lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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      Awards
      USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List 2011, Commended
      Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books for Friends and Family 2010, Commended
      Northern California Book Awards 2011, Short-listed
      Reviews
      With a retro palette of orange, green, and teal, Vilela's illustrations have a funky exuberance that play up the boy's excitement, while nodding to the dish's heritage in the patterned surfaces of the family's home.
      A lyrical, lovely bilingual ode to rice pudding...a wonderful book to use across cultures...You’ll want rice pudding after this.
      This bilingual cooking poem is very satisfying - playing with food has never been more fun. Highly recommended.
      The text sparkles with clarity and purpose...A nice introduction to the joys of cooking, as well as a strong bilingual addition to any collection.
      This sweet, joyful poem...will surely inspire new cooks and perhaps some new poets as well.
      [I] highly recommend this handsomely produced gem

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