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Wishing Traditions Around the World

By Roseanne Thong,Illustrated by Elisa Kleven


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This lively compilation of wishing traditions from around the world is sure to educate and inspire young readersand makes a perfect gift! Each charming custom provides insight into the cultures of lands far and near while reminding us of the similarities we all share. Includes Japan, China, Thailand, Russia, Iran, Israel, India, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Ireland,Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States.

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Size: 10 x 10 in;
Pages: 44 pp;
full-color throughout, ages 5-9
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2008
ISBN: 9780811857161
ISBN10: 811857166
Roseanne Thong lived in Hong Kong for many years. She now resides in California and is the author of Red Is a Dragon.

As a child, Elisa Kleven enjoyed using her imagination to create magical worlds. This love of the fantastical greatly influences her illustration and writing. Elisa lives in Albany, California, with her husband and children.

Media Reviews

Best of the Best, Chicago Public Library, 2008
Best Book, 2008, Smithsonian Magazine