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That was how their impoverishment began. For all their greed, the members of the tribe had not listened to the warnings of the wise elders, but instead destroyed nature and hence their own life by the misguided use of technology. With tangible sadness, but without bitterness, the author tells a realistic story as a piece of fiction. The text also represents the possibility for acquainting children with socio-cultural aspects of life without writing a "problem book.

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ISBN Creation - Butterfly - Imagination For the "maker of all things" there exists from the creative point of view certain limitations: the animal and plant kingdom must remain strictly separate from one another. There is no place for a "tree that sings like a bird And yet, young people in particular have their dreams. Rodolfo wants to invent a creature which "is like a bird and like a flower at once. He calls it Butterfly and invents butterflies for all regions of the world.

Even the Wise Old One, a mother figure like those in the creation myths of primitive peoples, impressively appearing in a huge scarlet gown, is enchanted by this unexpected beauty. The young inventor is given permission to summon together a jury of all creators to decide about the necessity of a separate workshop for the butterflies. The story is fully of fantasy and intelligence, the text which is not available in this form in Spanish holds an exotic type of brilliance; and Eribruch's pictures are as fascinating as ever.

Seriousness and caricatural humor intersect with one another also at the formal artistic level. Inspite of the naturalistic portrayal of figures and objects on the page, the artist sensitively and accurately conveys the atmosphere of the both tedious and pleasurably creative task of designing. The large-sized, prize-winning book deserves all the attention it will receive.

Germany German - - 76 Boie, Kirsten Erwachsene reden. Marco hat etwas getan Adults talk. Marco has taken action Hamburg: Oetinger, Their comments range from "no comment" to wordy statements, more or less precise, more or less burdened with self-reflection and the question of adult guilt in regard to Marco's behavior. Marco killed two people, Turkish children.

Even Marco had spoken aloud about the possibility of a similar deed, but no one paid attention to him - as had been the case throughout his childhood. To achieve just that, namely to achieve recognition, he took action. But when the asylum seekers arrive, problems between the local residents and the foreigners arise. Using a very adept narrative technique the author brings in all the usual arguments and pseudo-arguments about the issue of enmity toward foreigners.

Based on an isolated incident, the social setting for the potential origins of misanthropic and xenophobic acts become better understandable. In this fictive biography he confesses his remedy against the disease to his stepson, the narrator: try to imagine a journey that one wants to make at all costs. In fact Stevenson did succeed in drawing out the deadly course of his illness until his 44th year through many changes of climate and location. In this biography Hetmann combines fictitious passages with original texts by Stevenson, including those from the lesser known homo politicus.

The reader experiences the birth of the novel "Treasure Island" as a joint idea of Stevenson and his stepson. Both enjoyed combining their fantasies of adventure and observations of unusual contemporaries into a story which the adult writes while the youth spurs it onwards when it begins to slacken. Precise biographical research and detailed portrayals of Stevenson's places of residence endow the book with a convincing atmosphere.

Innenansichten aus dem Jugendknast Youth behind bars. Inside a juvenile detention center Recklinghausen: Bitter, With this program she hoped to give even the functional illiterates there a sphere in which young criminals would be able to name and deal with their own difficulties. Some of those interviewed were even prepared to participate in the newly founded reading club in the center.

Some, such as the co- author Wagner, a young gypsy, recognized writing as an opportunity to develop a feeling of inner freedom even in a non-free situation. In general the work with the inmates took place on a friendly level. The author contributes her own texts in this volume; the inmates began to interest themselves for their own life only after they had begun to write about their feelings and thoughts.

At least that is how it used to be. The word "education" is not part of the Tuvinian language. Children learn the rules of behavior for specific situations as part of a group; everything else is learned by listening, observing, imitating and helping. The most important beings in the life and surroundings of the young narrator are his "grandmother," an unknown older woman who came once upon a time into the tent village.

Ail, and stayed on because the child "chose" her and they no longer wanted to part, and the dog Arsylang, leader of the pack and their faithful companion, "my brother-instead-of- a-brother" as the author calls him. The climax and end of this narrator's childhood is a long hard winter which the little family barely manages to survive along with a very few of their herd. For the dog Arsylang the new period, with its technical possibilities, brings a fateful danger when he eats the poison that the father sets out for the maraurading predators.

The enormous force of the text lies in its long "inner wind," which challenges the imagination and con- veys the rhythm of tension and restfulness in the life of the Ail. The author of this autobiographical memoir, Galsan Tschinag, was born into a Tuvinian family of nomadic animal-herders in the Mongolian People's Repubulic in He studied German in East Germany between and , and wrote this novel in German.

In he was awarded the Adalbert von Chamisso Prize in Munich. Betrayed by his physical appearance, he is beaten up, teased, and finally taken away and sterilized by doctors. His parents are able to save him just before deportation and hide him for many long months in a lonely garden house. Only at the end of the war does he learn that he was a child of gypsies and had been taken in by a foster family. Muscha's story is told from the perspective of another school boy and the reader, as Muscha himself, is kept in the dark about the real grounds for his suffering until the end of the novel.

Only in an epilogue does it become clear that the story of Muscha is absolutely authentic. In the tale of Caliph of Bagdad and his Great Vizir present themselves her in a new form. The illustrator gives them the unmistakable features of storks and men; he does the same for the magicians who give the impetus for the whole plot and are punished for their evilness in the end. Full-page illustrations reflect the splendor of the Orient and the expanse of its landscape.

The generous type-setting is pleasing to the eye, delicate initial vignettes grace the beginning of each chapter. The large-sized book represents, without being designed at an unusual expense. Not only in content but also in its imagery, an imaginable Oriental world which is by tradition dedicated to leisure and pleasure. The splendor of the pictures upholds the childlike joy of reading and telling stories.

The traditional figura- tiveness of the Orient appears at times cari- catural, surpassing the textual content of the story. In this way the frames obtain their own authenticity, which at once interprets and depicts the Hauff tale.

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ISBN 2 94 Clown - Toy - Dream - Personal Property In his dreams a young boy sees a clown dressed in white against an alternately dark yellow and an orange background. On the right side pages the text describes all the things he owns, on the reverse side it tells what he has lost. He had a pink rose He had a purple pair of pants He had a nice red nose But when the clown wakes up the next morning he finds all his treasures gathered around him.

Vivacious and expressive drawings betray the illustrator's gentle humor. She has succeeded in creating an enchanting book for the very young reader. The author depicts 55 hours in the life of Guts, Yannick, Man, Big, their girlfriend Lori and the real hero of the story, Esther. The story begins with the preparations for a nighttime attack in a city park, to which Esther is by chance a witness, and ends with the murder of a member of the group. Reading like a slow-motion thriller, this novel is in reality a refined, masterful literary description of a state of being - without delving into the psychological background: for these youth there is no way out.

The author succeeds with his picturesque sentences in creating an atmosphere of intensity. France French - - Begag, Azouz text Quand on est mort, c'est pour toute la vie When you're dead, its for the rest of your life Paris: Gallimard Jeunesse, He is a "beur," the French name for the second generation of Algerian immigrants. His younger brother, Murad, is shot by a taxi driver because he cannot pay the fare for the ride to the airport.

Murad had dreamed of flying to America. The reader sympathizes with Amar's desperation, which leads him to perform irrational acts in attempt to provoke the Lyons police. He wonders whether Murad's death was not prosecuted because he was a "beur. Finding everything completely changed, he hastily leaves his family village. In an adventure-filled return trip by bus through the desert, he is a powerless witness to the undercurrent political fighting that is destroying the land. Police and spies are omnipresent.

But nothing happens to him, the rich "beur. He would like to help, but feels that he doesn't fit in there. ISBN Africa - Initiation - Lion hunt - Test of Courage - Peace Pedagogy - Non-violence - Self-discovery Powerful, almost frightening black-and- white illustrations depict the story of Yakouba, a young African boy, who has the courage to resist the cruel tradition of his tribe.

When the lion, whom he is to kill as the test of courage during his rate of initiation, begs him to be merciful, Yakouba grants his wish. He is thus faced with the social contempt of his people. As punishment he is appointed to a passive post as the guardian of the village herd.

Yakouba has proven his courage in a different manner, by making a decision on his own and he receives a different kind of reward. From that time onward, the herd is never again attacked by any lion. Yakouba's courage of self-responsibility and non-violence were of benefit to the entire village. France French - - Delval, Jacques text Salut bahut! So long, old school! Paris: Castor Poche Flammarion, The pupils are bored, have no goal, are easily seducible.

The parents are unsympathetic. The inexperienced young teacher Bancourt, who actually had higher ambitions, stands helplessly in front of his first class. Yet he succeeds in getting the class on his side. He befriends Jed, who like him is searching for an identity. Jed becomes involved in a case of car theft, for which not he but his classmate Diellez is guilty. This novel ends with a glimpse of hope when Brancourt and Jed together attend to Diellez. The author, himself a teacher for many years, has a special talent for conveying the school atmosphere, poised between indifference and discipline, and the varying attitudes of the teachers.

David is filled with the desire for revenge when he learns the fate of his parents at the end of the war. He leaves Paris and the people who had given him a home. Searching for a new meaning to his life, he takes care of Jewish orphans, falls in love with Sarah, and follows her to Palestine on an adventure-filled crossing of Mediterranean by ship.

But Palestine is still under British control. He experiences the hard and anonymous life in the refugee camps and kibbutz, the struggles against the occupying powers. In short, clipped sentences he tells of his bereavement, his anger, his sense of being lost, his inner vacuum.

But he is drawn into the tumultuous events around him. His love of literature, his feelings for the totally committed Zionisten Sara, the solidarity of the comrades are highlights in the struggle for survival. In a final identity crisis, he decides to return to France. Claude Gutman grew up in Israel; his descriptions of the arrival of Jewish refugees and the precarious daily life in Palestine are most impressive. Famine: l' arme des tyrans Famine: The weapon of tyrants Paris: Syros, J' accuse! The name of the series is taken from Zola's famous outcry "J' accuse!

Its principle is simple. Two stories frame an extensive documentary middle section. In this case, the first historical report deals with the events in the Ukraine during a great famine in , which was precipitated by the Soviet Union to gain access to power. The author draws on documents and eye-witness accounts of refugees in France and survivors in the Ukraine.

The second historical report is a diary of a humanitarian aid project in Kosovo in Because the author succeeds in maintain a distance to the events being described, the reader is able to deal with the gruesome suffering in an objective manner. The elegant design of the volume contrasts with its content and weakens its effect to some extent. Somewhere in France there is a boy named Adolf who bears a fatal resemblance to a historical figure.

His easy-going parents have no time for him. He leaves home and goes alone into the woods where he meets a group of Neonazis having a wild party and a woman who survived the concentration camps. Both encounters are nearly fatal. Only when the old woman has explained to him the historical background does he begin to understand. This parable of the unreliability of memory, misleading appearances, and the necessity of passing on historical knowledge is consternating and foiling. The narrative seems to be fragmented, and little Hitler is a tragicomical figure.

Nonetheless, or precisely therefore, it is a book which has a feeling of immediacy - enhanced by the style of the illustrations - and forms an important addition to the literature on this subject. Fairy tales, fables arid stories from this corpus have been gathered together here by Rosella Alberti and arranged in capitals subsumed under different animals. The last chapter deals with human stories.

Quite understandably, typical African animals turtles, hyenas play major roles but as in other cultures they embody certain basic archetypes e. L'esilio di re Salomone : storie, leggende e fiabe della tradizione ebraica King Solomon's banishment: Stories, legends and tales from the Jewish tradition Milano: Mondadori, Nicoletta Costa has contributed simple and happy, at times poetic illustrations. An appendix contains concise details of the history, cultural tradition and current situation of Jews all around the world. Among the volumes already published in this paperback series, which was initiated to acquaint young readers with tales of many different cultures, are also, for example, tales from Senegal, the Philippines, etc.

With illustrations ISBN X Mythology - Legend This illustrated volume takes an unaccustomed glimpse at the mythology of various cultures and epochs by placing the mythological figures - the heroes - in the foreground. Two aspects of this work make it especially attractive: first, the term "myth" is interpreted so broadly that no only classic, e. Greek or Germanic, myths are included, but also new, literary ones, such as the heart-breaker Don Giovanni. It would have made sense to include still-living myths of our modern society such as film stars.

Secondly, the author has dispensed with a geographic or chronological order and instead arranged the figures of various origins together by theme or motif. This creates quite surprising cross-sections and allows interesting comparisons. For example, Achilles is to be found alongside Siegfried in the group of "the vulnerable;" and among the group of "those born in an unusual manner" one finds Orion and also Pinocchio.

The volume is richly illustrated with pictures of art works, famous book illustrations, or scenes from films. Picture symbols make it easy for the reader to associate a figure with its origin. Chiocchetti, Fabio transl. The knight senses that something else is hiding within the bird, but because the princess does not reveal herself to him, his longings remain unfulfilled and he dies of lovesickness.

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Upon his death the princess loses her ability to change back into her human form. Hugo de Rossi, who did much to preserve the Ladin cultural heritage, wrote down this old tale in German at the turn of the century. The Ladin translation is graced with colored, naive illustrations by Alessandra d'Este. The publisher of this series, the Institute Cultural Ladin, has set itself the task of translating well-known and lesser-known tales and stories into the minority language of Ladin, thus making them available to a broader readership.

On the basis of familiar folktales she has created new fan- tasy tales in order to emphasize what is un- usual and particularly Jewish about them. Various ghosts and demons are first intro- duced in a foreword and at the end of each tale, the author gives the details of the ori- gin and history of the content. An unusual book which introduces the reader to an unfamiliar, fascinating world. The editors and authors have turned to historical texts and pictures from the respective periods in order to make their portrayals as authentic as possible.

The book's content of short, adapted texts from the original, accompanied by illustrations from the Codex Florentinus. As in the other volumes of the series, only some of the historical highlights can be presented, but an interested reader will be stimulated in any case to find out more about the subject. He passes through life with his eyes and ears wide open, snapping up words adults use and endowing them with his own meaning, telling the reader about his experiences and thoughts as best he can.

With staggering logic and a dry humor he depicts the various episodes of his daily life in a style reminiscent of Goscinny's "Little Nick, " With Manolito Gafotas, the hero of a favorite Spanish radio program since , the reader learns in an entertaining manner much about a child's life in a Spanish metropolis. Spain Catalan - - Janer Manila, Gabriel adapt. Montserrat, Pep illus. Each subseries focuses on one of these classic figures with adaptations of well-known themes such as the Catalan version of Rapunzel or, in this volume, a retelling of Gargantua.

A short postscript gives the source and history of the motif as it is found in different forms in various countries. Its unusual design gives this new series a characteristic image and offers considerable reading pleasure. Spain Catalan - - Luna, Marta ed. Losantos, Cristina illus. On the left side the verses, on the right side the illustrations pen-and-wash drawings which give a humorous interpretation of the text by means of witty associations with modern times.

The book invites the reader to read and look, but also to sing and make music, since the two-part songs are reprinted in the appendix with music and guitar chords. What makes this small collection so unusual is the way in which it presents Christmas costums which are otherwise so often introduced in an unimaginative and traditional manner. Spis din burger, Musa! Eat your hamburger. Denmark Danish - - Christiansen, Ole E. In an introduction one learns about the Germanic system of beliefs. The only thing lacking is more informative visual material. Only a few books are being published in Greenlandic, an Eskimo language, leaving the children of Greenland dependent upon books in Danish.

Thus the efforts of a few publishing houses which take an interest in Greenland's children's literature are to be commended. Even the dialect of East Greenlandic is given a place in this collection of folk tales for children. Because it is hardly spoken anymore, these eight tales, retellings of old fairy-tale like traditional stories, are also printed in West Greenlandic, Danish and English. Knowledge of the dialect had nearly disappeared; the only one able to pass down the dialect today is the farmer Elisa Maqe, born in and granddaughter of a shaman.

The realistic, slightly grotesque illustrations by a Greenland artist retain the authentic landscape of these fairy tale-like episodes. ISBN France History — Illegitimate child-Vitality In this pleasantly short book one has all the world in a nutshell: love, death poverty, war, mercy, child-like hope, courage and good fortune. The foil to a chunk of real family history in France, as befits our century, could hardly be more dismal than that against which Georgette, a child born out of wedlock and soon orphaned, makes her way into a secure middle-class existence.

Stimulating and impressive are the illustrations - the work of an old master - which through their authenticity he traveled to France especially for this purpose take on an urgency that no reader, no child can escape The extremely reticent form of these black and-white pencil drawings are surprising for their concentrated atmosphere and dramatic force, which is enhanced in every sense by a nervous line of seldom found finesse, even by Spang Olsen himself.

Turn-of-the-century atmosphere, cityscape, tender mother-love, but also human baseness even to exhibitionism in action in the background, but clearly visible - everything that makes the eye keen and the imagination winged is found in abundance on these few pages. Bound to a wheelchair, Jiannis feels himself condemned to loneliness because he is different than the others.

He lives entirely within the circle of his family and his burdened with the professional problems his father is having. After going to the country because the family doctor recommends a change of surroundings, Jiannis' whole life changes. Through his new friends and his father's professional success, he begins to have faith in life again. Returning home, be keeps up his contacts and decides he wants to make a success of his life. A datepalm and a goat each compete verbally with the other to prove the superiority of his own abilities and usefulness.

In the end the goat is considered the winner because he is able to move about, while the datepalm is bound to one place. The writer has taken the tale from an ancient manuscript which also appears in the background of each illustration of the book. He retells the Farsi version of the manuscript in a finely-tuned poetic prose.

The illustrator enriched the text by incorporating significant elements of the story, key traditional colors and ancient motifs such as the symbol of the goat's horns in the illustrations, allowing the rea- der to become acquainted with ancient Iranian culture. Emaki ehon. In a very entertaining manner his cm long fold-out book presents their helter-skelter encounters with figures and beings who have their origins in Japanese folk beliefs and Buddhist beliefs of the soul and the afterlife, or were created by the author himself.

The ethnological background of these figures iscommented upon in a supplemental booklet. But whoever opens up this over-sized, oblong picture book will be overwhelmed by the splendid interaction between text and illustration and by their expressiveness. The reader will be filled with a desire to learn more about this event.

The text provides a wealth of information about the Second World War, the atomic bomb, radiation damage, the world-wide escalation of nuclear armaments after Hiroshima, current issues about atomic energy and about the anti-nuclear energy and peace movements. This broad and diverse subject matter is given meticulous treatment, interspersed with drawings, tables and graphic art work to make it easily understandable by anyone.

Parallel to the very well-structured text segments scenes of life in the old castle town of Hiroshima before, during and after the bomb was dropped, are depicted in full-page illustrations. This informative book includes only drawing, setting it apart from most other documentary works based on photographs. Through this encounter and by experiencing a festival of the mountain inhabitants in moonlight he develops his very own art of coloring which makes him famous.

Nihon no mukashibanashi. Zen 5 kan Japanese Folk Tales. Each p. Ozawa, give a comprehensive picture of Japanese folk tale tradition. In order to give todays's children this rich store of tales in its original form, this edition has been edited with a view to the ethnographical background and literary style of oral folktales.

Furthermore, the local dialects have been trans-formed into standard Japanese and the rhythm of speech adapted to enable smooth-flowing story-telling. The tales are grouped according to the four seasons and excellently illustrated with pictures by the Hans Christian Andersen prize-winner Suekichi Akaba.

Kokoro ni nokoru Meigabijutsukan. Zen 5kan. The Gallery of Famous Pictures. Each 48 p. The volumes are dedicated to the following themes which children are most concerned with: 1: Father, mother and child; 2: The world of animals; 3: Beauty and grace in nature; 4: Love, joy and mourning; 5: Wonderous world of dreams. This makes it easier for children to enter into the world of artistic painting. Short commentaries describe the artists, their works and the historical context. In volumes two and three the differences between the painting techniques and styles in European and Japanese art are given special emphasis.

The dynamic protagonist of this classic Chinese work is the apeking, Sun Wukong, who was born from a stone. Endowed with supernatural powers, he even pushes his way into heaven where he is turned into a stone by Buddha. After years he is freed by another monk whom he accompanies and helps to fight against demons who hinder believers making their pilgramage. This is a selection of the most popular episodes from the complete work consisting of chapters, each accompanied by a short preface.

The fish are able to walk and speak like people, but possess all the characteristics of a fish. Thus they encounter all kinds of difficulties along the way, but are repeatedly assisted by friendly people. The notable illustrations by Seiichi Takabe for this naive-absurd story for children by the wellknown poet Akiko Yosano contain a certain surreal humor in a commercial art style that was common in Japan at the beginning of this century. Then a little boy suddenly comes out of nowhere, flying a plastic bag as a kite.

The two of them make it into a real kite and spend a mutually enjoyable day together. The gentle, poetic narrative is accompanied by pen-and-watercolor drawings which capture the character of the protagonists, their feelings and their immediate surroundings. The book is designed in an very attractive style.

Their weeks long stay there as subletters in the home of a white family makes an interesting experience for the boy used to living in a remote rural district. The peaceable relations between Zolani's family and their temporary hosts is portrayed without any moralizing overtone, and the everyday pleasures and misunderstandings make interesting reading. ISBN Brother - Birthday present - Homemade toy Musa wants to give his little brother a special birthday present, but he has no money.

With considerable ingenuity - and some forbidden scavenging - he find enough scraps to make a red racing car. Though this story is set in Africa, where pocket money may be scarcer than elsewhere, the idea that hand-made things are as valuable as store-bought ones, and a gift of the heart the dearest of all, is universal.

The color or black-and-white full-page illustrations attractively capture the main events of this simple everyday story. Black-and-white sketches highlight important stations of his life. India English - - 38 Srikumar, A. Determined to learn the mystery of his parent's relationship and find his mother, he travels with his butler and a school friend to the Himalayas.

Their many adventures before finding the remote village of Malana, home of Jack's reclusive mother, make for a suspenseful story and a framework for getting to know one area of India. At last reunited with his mother, their future together or apart is left open. The problems and challenges of bi-cultural families makes up part of this interesting story. She is well-to-do, white, and clever in a school where many pupils are none of these. Tormented at first by her classmates, her efforts to win acceptance through conformity with their values results in a brush with the law.

This is a thoughtful novel about two girls, united by their love for softball, who try to bridge class divisions through growing understanding and friendship. Boock is a prizewinning writer for young adults, and also for theater and television. She shows great insight into the problems of growing up in modern times, where individuals must struggle to chose the path that is right for themselves.

Already as a young toddler it was clear that he was a gifted learner and when he was eleven years old his family arranged for him to go to a school run by Jesuit priests in Manila. These were turbulent times in the Philippines. The only years of relative peace in his life were those spent studying medicine in Europe, where he became a specialist in eye operations and fluent in many languages. Filled with love for his family and his land, he returned home in to practice medicine, teach children and help with the modernization of his village.

When accused of inciting revolution because of his prominent position among his people, he was unable to flee in time to avoid execution, only a few years before the Filipino nation won independence from Spain. This is a moving story of a very exceptional individual, written in hagiographic terms but filled with historical detail. All her dreams of a modern marriage with a boy she immediately liked vanish when he dies before she arrives at his home.

But in accordance with tradition, a widow must remain in the family, staying out of sight, and work as a servant. And indeed this family is very hard on her. Chandra's spirit, however, is not easily broken, and she manages to escape from this cruel fate. Though her parents refuse to help her, her grandmother finds a way to enable her ultimately to start a new life in England.

This novel touches the heart in its portrayal of a determined girl up against nearly insurmountable odds.

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The narrative is well-paced, the local color of the city and rural Indian life believable. Though not written by a native of India, the author has surely done considerable background research to create a sympathetic portrayal of the dilemmas of Indians torn between socially cohesive traditions and the desire for progress and individual happiness. ISBN Festival - Homesickness - Friendship A young Indian girl whose family recently moved to the chilly northern climate of Canada excitedly looks forward to celebrating Divali, the Hindi celebration of lights in honor of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth who brings good fortune and prosperity to all throughout the year.

Though the day turns out much differently than she expected, she makes another step toward accepting her new surroundings. John Henrik intro. The Middle Passage. Feelings captures here a world-shattering event while also giving expression to a highly personal experience. Leaving out any text captions helps to emphasize that this sin against humanity can only be fully realized at the visceral level. In an introduction he explains how he came to develop this project, while Dr.

Clarke gives historical background to the forces that led to the slave trade. This is a highly recommendable work for showing young people that history is more than facts, illustration is much more than decoration. On the Wings of Peace. The written contributions are short texts about true or fictitious events or poems well-suited for reading aloud. Some speak to the mind, others to the heart, but all condemn war and its pain. The artwork includes every thinkable type of media. The pieces are excellently reproduced on full-sized pages. The book was put together with great care and dedication.

It includes a valuable bibliography of resource materials on war and on conflict resolution for adults and for children, biographical notes on the authors and illustrators and step-by-step instructions for folding an origami paper crane. ISBN Theatre play - Self-experience - Group solidarity - First love - Intercultural understanding - Violence A theatre group is established at a school and begins to rehearse. The peppy novel convincingly conveys the increasing fascination of the group with the play.

The young reader will be able to identify with them easily. They speak his jargon and have the same daily problems - friendship, first love, puberty, complexes and self-experience, as well as cultural barriers with foreign-born classmates and an unsettling experience with youth violence. Even notorious non-readers will find these up-to-date books to their taste. This African diary, too, rests on its exceptional design. Strongly impressed with her stay in Togo, a young artist rendered this into expressively painted sketches of effusive colorfulness, in which strongly repainted Polaroid photos and a rudimentary text composed of keywords are inserted.

The visual immediacy with which the fascinating and often unsettling experiences are outlined will appeal to young readers. Vautier, Mireille illus. ISBN Fraternity - Ethics - Anthology To share, to give, to stand together - these are synomyms for fraternity or brotherhood.

All the authors who are represented in this anthology know of the mobilizing power of fraternity from a deep human experience. Whether Epiket, Tolstoy, Georges Brassens - they all express with a passion their dedication to fellow man in an impressive, personal style. Their words are not merely abstract appeals, but suggest possibilities for practicing the ideas of fraternity. That makes this collection of text so seducingly convincing. It can be a vade mecum for one's own life. The illustrations, done in the style of art brut, corresponding perfectly to the spirit and immediate appellative character of the texts.

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Reduced to their simplest form as heads, the figures have stripped off everything that would prevent an encounter with their brothers. Their ability to smile is as convincing as the expressivness of the texts. The sources of the text are given in an bibliographic appendix. This series also contains other recommendable anthologies. As a Palestinian from an Arabic village in Israel, and hence a citizen of Israel, who goes to a boarding school in Switzerland, she has had trouble to admit her own identity. After experiencing a violent act of revenge by Jewish soldiers against the Intifada during a visit to her village, she had fallen mute from the shock.

The reader follows her painful process of healing and self-discovery in the course of her diary. This highly literary work of fiction enables a deeper understanding for a conflict-ridden chapter in contemporary history. ISBN Sahara Desert - Touareg The life and customs of the Touareg caught between tradition and modern demands is presented here through a fictitious tale about a young shepherd boy. High-quality documentary photos accompany the text. In an appendix further ethnographic information and explanations are provided.

Italy Italian - - Davico Bonino, Guido ed. Lazzarato, Francesca ed. Canottiere, Lorena illus. Sartoni, Lorenzo illus. Il Girotondo degle Spiriti Allegri. Fiabe di morte, santi e diavoli The Roundelay of Happy Spirits. This book is one of a new series by the publisher Mondadori in which individual volumes group together stories by theme or geographical region, for example, tales about talking animals, tricksters and magicians, tales from Ireland or the tales of Native Americans.

Elle, It can attract clouds and make the rain fall wherever water is especially needed. In the Spring of Winta is picked by an ignorant tourist and brought to Italy. A bird sets off to find it again. This book, a mixture of fairy tale, history and legends from Eritrea, is dedicated by the author to the children of this east African country as well as all the children who must endure the great sufferings of war.

Italy Italian - - Lazzarato, Francesca adapt. Galloni, Adelchi illus. La novantanovesima moglie del re. Fiabe e leggende della tradizione nigeriana The King's Ninety-ninth Wife. This volume is dedicated to the west African country of Nigeria, a land marked by the co-habitation of very different peoples, which has been in the public eye recently above all with negative headlines. Accompanied by colored illustrations, this volume collects myths of origins, animal tales and other brilliant short stories. In an appendix the reader will find supplemental information about Nigeria.

Human history is in no small way a history of hunger and sacrifice, of surplus and of lust for eating. Massimo Montanari's texts offer a richly varied mixture of stories, documentation, myths, legends and historical accounts. The palette offers, among other things, stories of the tree of life, miracle stories from the Bible about the appearance of food and drink or the corn people myths of the Mayas. Furthermore other topics such as the land of Cockaigne, the discovery of the potato and the cocoa bean, table manners, seasonings and flavorings, beer and tortellini.

It is remarkable how many connections and parallels in cultural history can be discovered. The book is enhanced by numerous colorful, vivid pictures in mixed media, primarily in pastel crayons and paper collages. The beginning of each chapter is graced with an original anthropomorphic initial letter. Aventuras de Mr. Boisset The adventures of Mr. The Continued Adventures of Mr. Boisset Zaragoza: La Biblioteca de Lastanosa, Boisset - who landed in Japan after many adventurous travels - and his assistant Omuro, finds itself alone one day and sets off to discover the world.

Tomi's travels are a wondrous journey through 19th century Japan, and end finally after crossing the ocean in California. Just like the naive, inexperienced locomotive, the reader will also be captivated by the fascination and peculiarities of Japanese life. Encounters with apes, washerwomen, a monk, a feudal lord and his samurai, a travelling Bunraku puppet theater, etc.

Funny, richly detailed, imaginative pictures, different types of paper and illustration techniques, creatively used Japanese characters and a meticulously printed text form an original, artistically remarkable book that will appeal to youth and to adults. They belong to the rich culture of orally transmitted story-telling among the East European and Oriental Jews.

The stories are set in different epochs and in different places, such as Russia or Turkey. The fascination of these stories, reduced to their essential components, lays in the austerity of the language. The plain, almost reticent style is excellently matched in the wood-cut style black-and-white illustrations.

Described from the perspective of the boy, Basilio, this story of village life connects the past and the present in many short chapters. In these atmospheric pictures the focus is not on people but rather on the real protagonists of the story, darkness and lightness, night and day, reflected light, mirror images and water as the living space of the Warran.

Stine begins to reflect upon the German-Danish relationships, especially about Danish citizens of German descent. In this context of personal rela-tionships the problematic relationship between Denmark and the Nazi regime, which until now state officials have prefered to keep quiet, is revealed exposed, uncovered in an accessible form for the young reader. The illustrator has succeeded in developing an original draftsman-like style in her several picture books.

ISBN Foreigner - Integration The life a perfectly normal, average Swedish family is disrupted by an extraordinary event, the arrival of a refugee family from the Middle East. This book sensitively describes the problems and cautious attempts at becoming acquainted from the point of view of the little girl, Liselott, in simple words so that the young reader can easily identify with the goals of the book.

Nihon no shinwa. Zen 6kan. Kuni no hajimari Japanese Myths. Origins of Japan Tokyo: Akane shobo, The Kojiki, which were collected and written down in at the wish of the Genmei Tenno, include both the origin myths of Japan and the genealogy of many gods and goddesses and their deeds. The illustrator Akaba, who is especially known for his Japanese painting style, bases his impressive, authentic pictures for the most important episodes in this epic on ethnological and cultural historical research. Especially striking is the use of decorative elements, such as tender blossoms, in ominous scenes, in order to create a harmonious balance.

Ama no iwato Japanese Myths. The heavenly cave of Ama no iwato Tokyo: Akane shobo, Yamata no orochi Japanese Myths. The eight-headed dragon Tokyo: Akane shobo, Inaba no shirousagi Japanese Myths. The white hare of Inaba Tokyo: Akane shobo, Susanoo to Ookuninushi Japanese Myths. Umisachi Yamasachi Japanese Myths. Ginyanma tobu sora The sky where dragonflys fly Tokyo: Komine shoten, Goods are becoming scarce throughout the country, but the children nonetheless find ways to live and play as children do, even in times of war. They believe the lies they heard, tell lies themselves, sometimes unhappily, sometimes regretfully.

They are afraid, but they also become acquainted with goodness and this gives them courage in difficult situations. This subtle antiwar book, which will help to deal with the past, is written in a naturalistic style that allows the reader to find his own critical approach to war and its side-effects. Hambun no furusato. Watashi ga Nihon ni itatoki no koto My other homeland. My childhood in Japan Tokyo: Fukuinkan shoten, Among them was the author, 15 years old then, who had been born and raised in Japan.

Her parents were both victims of the Japanese colonialists. In describing her family life in Japan the author shows great respect for her mother, who despite discrimination and bullying never lost her patriotic pride and human dignity. Though everyday life was trying, there were still moments when the author met upright, honest Japanese or found comfort in nature. So she still considers Japan to be half of her homeland. This work casts light on the questions of homeland and of injustice toward other peoples. The sensitively designed cover illustration with typical Korean objects and the sparse, realistic illustrations accompany the text.

Buddhist moral tales Tokyo: Iwanami shoten, These legends describe amazing events which occur in connection with the Buddhist principle of causality the consequences of good or evil deeds. The 41 stories selected and adapted here for young readers depict, for instance, people who are reborn as animals, or a dead man who is sent back alive to the world of the living by the ruler of hell, or a talking skull.

The folk tales and matters of belief are presented in a didactic manner, having originally served to teach listeners how to live in harmony with one another. For today's reader their appeal lies less in the religious content than in the concise, clear and vivid descriptions and the elements of fantasy.

In the end one realizes that the human nature has not essentially changed and that death is never far removed from life. Gempei no kaze. Shirakomaki The storm between the tribes of Minamoto and Taira. The story of the fabulous white fox Tokyo: Kaiseisha, Having learned the art of shape-changing from hermits, he goes to live among people. As a man the protagonist becomes caught up in historical events of the Middle Ages 12th century and encounters famous war heros.

From a cool and distanced perspective, he analyzes the deeds of those heros, which appear to some extent meaningless from today's point of view. This novel is a combination of several genres, combining elements of historical narration, fantasy, folk tale and Bildungsroman. Sequels are to follow. Afurika no oto. The making of the drum and its many uses in the everyday life of the African tribesmen is shown in this picture book, which uses the typical colors of the landscape.

These pictures show how closely the lives of these peoples are related to their natural surroundings. During his search, Saru also discovers the key to his own ancestry. After setting off on his quest, accompanied by a brave and clever dwarf girl, he encounters a tribal chief whose wife has placed a curse on their daughter, Nagisa, causing her to turn into a serpent every night, until the curse is lifted.

To fulfill this double quest, he travels all the way to the bottom of the ocean, the kingdom of eternal life, where he finds Mio and Nagisa's mother, the daughter of the god of the sea. He succeeds in overcoming many difficulties and restoring harmony in both worlds. In this turbulent story, which contains elements of Japanese mythology, the author focuses in particular on the emotions of humans and gods regarding love. Through the detailed and colorful narrative, the reader is transported into an engrossing world of ancient times.

This novel is a delightful rarity in the Japanese fantasy genre. Republic of China Chinese - - 17 1 Gu, Jun adapt. Tang, Yongli illus. Each volume contains two richly illustrated stories from one ethnic group. Each volume is illustrated by a different artist. The traditional Chinese style of illustration art predominates, but some artists give their work individual touches, thus creating a new approach to the subject.

In the appendix of each volume one finds additional information and pictures and photos which give further details about the ethnic group, especially their traditional manner of dress.

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Republic of China Chinese - - 17 2 Ruo, Wen adapt. Republic of China Chinese - - 17 3 Yi, Chuan adapt. Hu, Shourong illus.


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Hu, Junrong illus. Cheng nan jiu shi Huianguan de Xiaoguizi - Women kan hai qu. Each 64 p. Each tale is an excellent characterization of human nature. The stories have been classics for adults and young people for many years in Taiwan. This picture book edition has excellent portrayals of people, well-researched attention to details of clothing and tools, and meticulous use of light and space to create perfect harmony with the text. ISBN Marriage - Escape - Wizard - Echo Based on a famous narrative poem found among the Sa-Ni peoples of Yunnan in southern China, this young adult novel tells the story of a beautiful young girl who is courted by many young men.

Contralti : Mariapia Bortolotti, Zoreslava Vynnyk. Tenori : Mauro Cristelli, Federico Viola. Il volume contiene 2. Il volume fornisce a tutti gli interessati non necessariamente flautisti indicazioni di un vasto repertorio musicale scritto da donne abbracciando diverse discipline in un contesto di ampliamento e di rinnovamento del repertorio flautistico e musicale. La sua ricca produzione per tastiera riflette in modo originale forme e correnti stilistiche coeve. Attraverso una prospettiva storica e tematica, la mostra ha evidenziato il contributo sostanziale che le donne hanno apportato al campo della composizione.

Figlie di un dio minore? Nella sua lunga vita ha attraversato con passo sicuro il confine tra mondi e culture diverse, tra tempi e spazi spesso contrapposti. Parlare di lei, della sua vita e del suo lavoro, non significa solo mettere in luce le sue doti di fine compositrice, ma anche dare valore alle scelte che le hanno permesso a realizzare i suoi sogni. Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica Storia della Fondazione che nasce nel come movimento creato dalla musicista e musicologa Patricia Adkins Chiti e diventa Fondazione Internazionale non-profit nel Esecuzione di dieci opere di dieci compositrici contemporanee da cinque continenti per cinque musicisti.

Vilma Campitelli , flautista e concertista. Ha inciso cd, effettuato registrazioni radio-televisive e collaborazioni artistiche in campo teatrale. Paola Ciarlantini , compositrice e musicologa marchigiana, ha studiato presso i Conservatori di Firenze e Bologna, diplomandosi in Pianoforte, Musica Corale e, con I. Vandor, in Composizione. Laureatasi in Lettere Moderne con A. Ha curato edizioni critiche di opere per il Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi. Zykan, H. Ha insegnato pianoforte nel Conservatorio Piccinni di Bari.

Annovera tra gli allievi Alessio Bax, Premio Leeds Nel conquista il Guinness World Record con un brano trascritto per 18 pianisti che suonano su un pianoforte solo. Negli ultimi dieci anni ha scritto per il teatro numerosi testi a carattere civile e storico che sono stati messi in scena con successo e sono stati insigniti di premi e riconoscimenti pubblici.

Ha studiato in Italia e in Austria.

Il suo repertorio spazia dagli autori italiani del tardo Cinquecento fino agli ultimi rappresentanti della letteratura settecentesca, soprattutto francese, estendendosi al periodo di transizione dal clavicembalo al fortepiano. Ha pubblicato articoli e recensioni su quotidiani e riviste di settore. Tiene seminari e corsi di perfezionamento sul repertorio pre-classico solistico e da camera.

Da tempo si occupa di donne musiciste: ha realizzato per conto della Provincia di Milano importanti produzioni sulle compositrici lombarde. Le pubblicazioni sono inerenti in particolare al repertorio settecentesco e alla storia musicale al femminile. Ha creato la base dati online Presenze femminili nel Fondo Noseda della Biblioteca del Conservatorio di Milano e collaborato a Gli archivi delle donne.

Pinuccia Carrer e Barbara Petrucci hanno avuto una comune formazione come allieve di Emilia Fadini al Conservatorio di Milano e hanno entrambe studiato con Francesco Degrada. Diplomata in pianoforte, organo con F. Germani e composizione con V. Notevole la produzione musicale per ragazzi edita da Edi-Pan.

Ha scritto commenti musicali per il teatro e per la RAI. Come cantori solisti e nel coro sono coinvolti in particolare gli studenti della Classe di Canto Rinascimentale e Barocco di Lia Serafini, inoltre collabora la clavicembalista Marianna Bisacchi.