Malaika's Costume

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.3 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781554987542

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About the Author

Nadia L. Hohn is a writer, musician and educator. The manuscript of Malaika's Costume, her first picture book, won the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children's Story Award. She is also the author of two forthcoming non-fiction titles, Music and Media Studies, part of the Sankofa series, which won the Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Multicultural Non-Fiction. She lives in Toronto, where she teaches French, music and the arts at an alternative elementary school.

Irene Luxbacher is an artist and author living in Toronto, Canada. With more than fifteen years' experience as an illustrator, Irene has received numerous awards for her children's instructional and picture books. Some of her awards include the 2003 National Parenting Publications Gold Award, the 2004 Disney Book Award and the 2007 Ontario Library Association Award. In 2009/10 Irene made the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, both for her illustrations in Andrew Larsen's The Imaginary Garden.

Reviews

USBBY's Outstanding International Books List
Amรฉricas Award Honorable Mention
School Library Journal Best Picture Books
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

"A wholly earned celebration." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A fun choice for libraries seeking books about creativity in general or the Caribbean in particular." -- School Library Journal

"Like a rainbow peacock itself, the illustrations in this book burst with a frenzy of colors and textures." -- Booklist Online

"The text is told in the colloquial voice of the little girl, and readers will quickly and easily feel a part of her circle. Carnival is an important holiday in many cultures, and it's good to have a picture book to celebrate it." -- Horn Book

"This is actually a realistic portrait of the consequences of global immigration and economics. But it's also the story of how much little girls love their moms. Beautiful." -- Globe and Mail

"Hohn employs a unique style of voice that is both figuratively and literaly lyrical." -- Canadian Children's Book News

"Malaika's Costume is a highly recommended story that celebrates the different cultures of the world and the emotional journey of a young child." -- CM Magazine

". . . an engaging, poignant story with exquisite taste and wonderful details." -- Kinderlit