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A is for Asia

An alphabetical introduction to the diverse peoples, lands, and cultures of the world's largest continent.

An Excerpt from A is for Asia

A is for Asia, one-third of the earth. Asia has the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas, and the lowest basin, the Dead Sea. It includes not only China, Japan, Korea, and India, but also a large part of Russia, most of the Middle East, and many of the island nations of the Pacific. Asia is home to more than half of the people in the world and birthplace to some of the world's oldest cultures.
H is for Holi, a holiday of chills and thrills. A Hindu festival in India, Holi celebrates the colors of spring. During this holiday, children sneak up on their friends and drench them with colored water.
K is for kites, fluttering in the wind. Dragon wings, bats and butterflies dance in the skies where everyone flies prized kites. Kite-flying is a national pastime in Korea, but it is also popular in other Asian countries.

Reviews

"'A is for Asia, one-third of the earth,' begins this fact-filled, fun alphabet book, which introduces readers to the vast and varied cultures of that continent--Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Indian, Mongolian and more... Chin-Lee's graceful language and descriptions, Heo's illustrations make turning every page an adventure into contemporary and historical Asia." -Publishers Weekly magazine
"Author and illustrator have created an attractive alphabet book that is useful for introducing Asia as a place of many different cultures, customs, languages, and climates." — School Library Journal

Awards

Named as one of the Best 100 American Children's Books of the Century by Ruminator Review

Information

1997 Orchard Books, NY - Hardcover
ISBN: 9780531300114