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- DescriptionAges 5 years & over. Through the eyes of a child, I See the Sun in Afghanistan portrays a culture that emphasises patriarchal family, love of country and fierce loyalty to family and tribe. Although the story takes place against the backdrop of war, it is t political, but a simple story about one day in the life of a young girl. After waking before dawn, Habiba and her sister go out to fetch water. Following a breakfast of khojur, she tags along with her brother and father as they bring the sheep to pasture. She goes to school outside with other girls; the boys attend school later in the day. Her family is preparing for cousins and an aunt and uncle to move in with them and Habiba wonders how everyone will fit into their small home. A country overview and glossary is included for parents and teachers who want to go beyond the story and talk more about Afghanistan and why it is important. In English and Afghan Farsi.
- Author BiographyAuthor, 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.
- Author(s)Dedie King
- PublisherSatya House Publications Inc
- Date of Publication20/06/2014
- SubjectPicture Books
- Place of PublicationHardwick
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSatya House Publications Inc
- Content Noteillus
- Weight312 g
- Width215 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine4 mm
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