Vanishing Cultures: Himalaya

By The New York Times

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.