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Vanishing Cultures: Mongolia

Written and photographed by Jan Reynolds

Paperback: $10.95

Six Pack: $65.70

It is a special day for cousins Dawa and Olana. Dawa's father is going to find them two small horses in the family's herd. Like other young Mongolian boys, Dawa and Olana are learning to be skilled horsemen.

Living as nomads on the grassy plains, Mongolians rely on horses to support their traditional way of life. Horses help with the daily work of rounding up the goats and cows that provide meat and milk for food, as well as skins for clothing and shelter. Dawa and Olana hope that with their new horses, they will learn to be great horsemen.

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About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Jan Reynolds - Author, Illustrator

is an award-winning author and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. All seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series of photo-essays for children were recognized as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Reynolds is also an avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer. She holds the world record for women's high altitude skiing, was part of the first expedition to circumnavigate Mount Everest, and performed a solo crossing of the Himalayas. Reynolds lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.

About This Title

ISBN

Paperback: 9781600601309

Hardcover: 9781600601453

Six Pack: 9781600604935

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
National Council for the Social Studies/ Children's Book Council

Guided Reading:

T

Lexile:

910L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 6

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Photographic Illustrations, Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Nature/Science, Nonfiction, Similarities and Differences, Responsibility, Multiethnic interest, Home, Holidays/Traditions, History, Families, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Asian/Asian American Interest, Animals, Empathy/Compassion, Exploring Ecosystems, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Informational Text, People In Motion, Pride, Geography, Siblings

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