Synopsis: A young Cambodian girl, 8 years old, who leave in Phnom Penh, saves her money to buy a bird on which to make a wish for her poor family’s future.
As a tradition in Asia, by releasing a caged bird, all you wish will come true.
Author: Jean-Claude Redonnet
Illustrator: Kristine Hakim
Synopsis: Mirabel is truly a cat of the world. A Canadian-born black and white cat with green eyes, her paws are white, like the winter snow.
Mirabel agreed to follow my family around the world in my travels as a diplomat, and in each place, she learned to speak the language. She spoke English and French, Japanese and Arabic, Russian, ... and probably many more. I recently discovered that she was studying Khmer to prepare for a visit to Cambodia.
One morning, Mirabel asked me if I could use my keyboard to narrate her experiences as a cat, traveller, linguist, and avid book reader.
Here is Mirabel's story, in her own words.
🎁 Recommended from 6 to 16 years old.
#Journey, #Travel, #Discovered the world
#Learning different languages
# Humor # Love of books # Love of animals
Author: Helene Gaborit
Illustrator: Claude Sauquet
Synopsis: On her home from school, Anika discovers a mysterious injured bird on the banks of the Singapore River.
The 8-year-old little girl, with the complicity of the saved bird, helps us discover the customs of everyday life in Singapore: close-to-nature-town-country. At the same time, she discovers the meaning of true friendship.
The exceptional illustrations support the story through collage and gouache.
Anika's story takes us on a cultural journey. The Glossary explains to us some interesting details about life in Asia.
🎁 Recommended to 8 and above.
#Asian culture, # Singapore tradition, #Daily life
#Friendship, #Helping other