Thursday, December 29, 2011

PAKISTAN: Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson

Today's multicultural 'book look' is Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth, illustrated (with collages) by Susan L. Roth.  The story is a picture-book version of the memoir Three Cups of Tea, telling the story of Greg Mortenson and one village's quest to build a school.  It is set in PAKISTAN.

From copy:

Greg Mortenson stumbled, lost and delirious, into a remote Himalayan village after a failed climb up K2. The villagers saved his life, and he vowed to return and build them a school. The remarkable story of his promise kept is now perfect for reading aloud. Told in the voice of Korphe's children, this story illuminates the humanity and culture of a relevant and distant part of the world in gorgeous collage, while sharing a riveting example of how one person can change thousands of lives.

Buy Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth online now:

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  1. Thanks for all of the great reviews. Have you ever thought of participating in Marvelous Middle Grade Monday and posting some multicultural books for students ages 11-14? I am always on the look out for those!

  2. That would be fun! I've been really focused on PBs for now but will consider it. Where's the website?

  3. Thanks for the review of this pb--I had no idea it was out there!

    I think that Shannon began Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays. She talks about how to be involved on this blog post:

    You just post something on your blog, and email Shannon, and she'll add you to the blog hop! (I think that's how it works!)

  4. Wow, that comment got all funky when I added the blog address!

  5. My sister gave me this book! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


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