Our Village in the Sky by Janeen Brian


Our Village in the Sky by Janeen Brian

From two outstanding creators, comes a lyrical text and beautiful artwork celebrating the lives of children in a remote Himalayan village as they make their work into play. Janeen Brian's evocative poems, beautifully illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, reveal how the vital work of children in a remote village can be transformed through the imagination into joyful play. It is a new take on the concept of 'it takes a village to raise a child'. The text is fascinating and evocative, each poem showing what life is like in a Himalayan village for the children living there. The children are intimately involved in the running of the village - but like children all over the world, if given a task to do, they can turn it into play. For children in first world countries, this book is a window into a different kind of life, but there is universality about the chores described that all children can identify with.

About the Author

Janeen Brian is an award-winning author of over 80 books and has a very strong educational following and a high standing in the children's book world. Several of her books have won CBCA Honour Book Awards. She lived for one month in a remote village in the Indian Himalayan Mountains, and this book is based on her observations at that time. www.janeenbrian.com.au Anne Spudvilas, illustrator of our own The Moon Shines out of the Dark, is one of the best illustrators in the country, with a formidable track record in awards and sales. Her titles include the bestselling The Peasant Prince (the story of Mao's Last Dancer), and the powerful Woolves in the Sitee and Jenny Angel (CBC Book of the Year, 2003), both by Margaret Wild. www.annespudvilas.com

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32 pages


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Publication date

9th October 2014



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