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I See the Sun in Nepal


By Dedie King with illustrations by Judith Inglese
ISBN: 978-0981872094
40 pages
For children ages 4 and up

I See the Sun in Nepal, one of the I See the Sun series, takes place in a rural village in Nepal. The young girl in the story lives a traditional life with a familiar daily routine: chores, going to school, playing with friends, and spending time with her family. Readers will recognize the similarities as well as the differences between their own daily life and the culture of Nepal. The ordinary activities of life, to which we all relate, are described in simple prose and vivid collages of colorful paper, drawings and photography of Nepal. Bilingual in English and Nepalese (Devanagari). Includes country overview and glossary of unfamiliar terms. A portion of sales are donated to The Learning Centers in Bandipur, Nepal.

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Move over Peter Rabbit and Hop on Pop! Providing a learning tool with recognizable characters and surroundings, in a language students aspire to speak with a native translation to guide them… now that’s a true (and useful) gift of education. —Terry Hong, BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

This series will be sought after by parents, primary teachers and librarians, eager to give children a gentle but realistic world view. — Elaine Donoghue, Elementary School Librarian

I See the Sun in Nepal is a poem set to the universal rhythms of daily life in a beckoning world, gentle and rich, perfect for a bedtime reading. —Niki Leopold, children’s author and illustrator

About the Author & Illustrator

About the Author

Author Dedie King was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal where she taught school. She uses her world travel experience, past and present, as the basis for the stories in the I See the Sun series. Presently Dedie practices Classical Five Element acupuncture both in Hardwick and in Amherst, Massachusetts.

About the Illustrator
Judith Inglese has been designing and fabricating ceramic tile murals for public environments for more than thirty years. Her commissions include libraries, schools, hospitals and municipal and institutional buildings like the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Her murals often focus on the play and imagination of children as well as cross-cultural exchange and community. Illustrating the I See the Sun series has given her another medium for examining these themes and celebrating children around the world.

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