A lively collection of stories inspired by the fascinating landscapes, festivals and beliefs of Asia
Dragon Dancer by Joyce Chng and Jérémy Pailler
It is the eve of Chinese New Year. Yao prepares to wake the ancient sky dragon, Shen Long, from his year-long sleep... Learn about this special Chinese festival and the symbolism it has for Chinese communities everywhere.
The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi
When Aditya and Anjali's grandmother passes away, something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story... A gentle story about bereavement and loss and a family's healing love.
Phoenix Song by Tutu Dutta and Martina Peluso
Arohan is desperate for a guitar, so when his grandmother gives him a plain old bamboo flute for his birthday, he is understandably a little upset. But the xiao is steeped in the myths and legends of China and has its own special magic... A touching story from Malaysia about the magical things that can happen when you listen to your heart.
The Jasmine Sneeze by Nadine Kaadan
Haroun, the cat, hates the smell of jasmine. It makes him sneeze! The sweet-scented flowers send him into fits of sneezes! So one day, he hatches a plan to fix the problem, with unexpected results! Meet the lovable Syrian cat Haroun who learns the value of accepting others.
Looking for Lord Ganesh by Mahtab Narsimhan and Sonja Wimmer
Anika has emigrated from India and is having trouble adjusting to life in a new country let alone a new school! She turns to Lord Ganesh to help solve her problems...and is surprised to find a little wisdom along the way.
Love these books - a diverse collection fundamental to education the next generation!