By Lawrence McKay
Illustrated by Darryl Ligasan
Through the story of ten-year-old Jura’s first caravan trip with his father, Lawrence McKay, Jr. describes the adventures one boy experiences on the journey to young adulthood. Set against the icy backdrop of the Hindu Kush mountain range in northeastern Afghanistan, this father-son story sparkles with the warmth of family and cultural tradition.
Children everywhere will be mesmerized by Darryl Ligasan's dynamic paintings of the arduous caravan ride along steep mountain passes, and the hustle-bustle of an Afghan marketplace. Caravan presents young readers with the opportunity to embark on a fascinating journey . . .
in the caravan swaying back and forth,
where the mountains meet the sky,
and the trail leads ever on.
About the Creators
is the author of Caravan, which was a Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year selection. He lives in Vermont with his wife and their two children.
is a native of the Philippines, and now lives in New York City, where he works as an illustrator and designer, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
About This Title
Best Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College of Education
Interest Level:Grades K - 4
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 3
Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Muslim/Muslim American Interest, Fathers, Families, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Asian/Asian American Interest, Animals, People In Motion, Persistence/Grit
Part of These Collections
Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades 3-5, English Fiction Grades 3-6, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level Q, Diverse Background English Collection Grades 3-6, Realistic Fiction Grades 3-5, Muslim/Muslim American Interest Collection