The Tuareg people of the Sahara are nomads who use camels to caravan across vast distances to trade. Photographer Jan Reynolds presents an intimate view of their daily lives from a young Tuareg boy’s point of view.
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"The text is accessible and well coordinated with the photographs. The language is simple, and the stories are about family activities-meals, daily chores and festivals. Western children will be struck by the colorful differences and the fundamental sameness of these peoples. . . . What is important about the first two books in the Vanishing Cultures series is Jan Reynolds's sincere sense of the majesty for the Himalayan and Saharan peoples. By sharing an emphatic and unsentimental glimpse of them, she gives us all a great gift." -THE NEW YORK TIMES
"The peripatetic Reynolds, who has worked for National Geographic, traveled to two remote corners of the world for these perceptive profiles of the human equivalent of endangered species. Interestingly, the threat to the cultures of both the Sahara and the Himalayas is strikingly similar: trucks and airplanes are replacing the ancient trade routes traveled by these peoples and their animals (camels and yaks, respectively). . . . Reynolds's sensitive photography captures the beauty of these harsh landscapes as well as the dignity and humanity of their peoples. Her books will be a welcome addition to the increasing roster-meeting an increased demand-of multicultural literature for children." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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Book Description Sandpiper, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152699589