Wish by Roseanne Thong
ing Traditions Around the World

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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.

About Roseanne Thong

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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.
Published September 1, 2008 by Chronicle Books. 36 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Featuring tidbits of children’s folklore from 15 countries, this small collection provides a double-page spread on each custom, starting with a four-line poem followed by a short paragraph giving just enough information for young readers to absorb.

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Some may be familiar—throwing coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain or offering prayers at Jerusalem's Western Wall—but many will be new to most readers: in India children make secret wishes on peacock feathers and save them in notebooks or diaries.

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Common Sense Media

Learning that kids all over the world have different ways of making wishes is magical in itself, but Elisa Kleven's artwork in this wishing book is the icing on the cake.

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