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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • SubGenre:People & Places / Asia
  • Language:English
  • Pages:61
  • eBook ISBN:9781937630515

"Giraffe-Neck Girl" Make Friends with Different Cultures

by Jackie Chase

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Overview
“Giraffe-Neck Girl” Make Friends with Different Cultures Winner: 2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards The women of the Padaung tribe appear to have the most unusual of all traditional customs The opportunity to wear brass neck rings for a lifetime begins for them at about four years old. The obvious discomfort and daily chore of cleaning the brass, as well as the necessity of drinking with a straw (the girls cannot tilt their heads back to empty a glass of liquid), does not trouble these tribal women; they say they are happy to carry out the tradition. We meet ten-year-old Mucha with colorful photos of children catching locusts (and eating them for snacks), of school and play, and of neighbors roasting a pig. Then go with Mucha to pick out a live duck for dinner. Adults will learn fascinating facts as the child takes notes for a school book report.
Description
“Giraffe-Neck Girl” Make Friends with Different Cultures Winner: 2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards The women of the Padaung tribe appear to have the most unusual of all traditional customs The opportunity to wear brass neck rings for a lifetime begins for them at about four years old. The obvious discomfort and daily chore of cleaning the brass, as well as the necessity of drinking with a straw (the girls cannot tilt their heads back to empty a glass of liquid), does not trouble these tribal women; they say they are happy to carry out the tradition. We meet ten-year-old Mucha with colorful photos of children catching locusts (and eating them for snacks), of school and play, and of neighbors roasting a pig. Then go with Mucha to pick out a live duck for dinner. Adults will learn fascinating facts as the child takes notes for a school book report.
About the author
Author Bio Jackie Chase, [WorldTravelDiva.com) shares her experience from travels to 108 countries in a unique “voice” that takes you to the scene, even without peeking at her story-telling photos of life in cultures we seldom observe. The 2014 Winner: Beverly Hills Book Awards in both Adult/Travel and (for this book) Children’s/Non-Fiction; she swept the travel genre with her Finalist award for “How To Become An Escape Artist” A Traveler’s Handbook; she won top travel genre honors for “100 People to Meet Before You Die” Travel to Exotic Cultures. Jackie’s 2014 “All Hands Working Together” may be the most valuable book a Human Resources Department could share, for it is a fun read about how 79 cultures blend together as a guest-pleasing team living and working within inches of each other, 24/7, for months at a time. And there will be more in late 2014 when she completes her gripping story of living among stone-age warriors in New Guinea with a teen daughter and sharing her bonding growth/maturity. Become a fan by joining her friends at “WorldTravelDiva.com.”
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