M is for Myanmar (Alphabetical World)

Two sisters are on their way to visit Myanmar, their parents’ birthplace. Hla, the older sister describes this far away place in vignettes and poems as colorful as the paintings that showcase this magical place. She tells of the Shwedagon Pagoda that shines like a hundred crazy stars, the majestic monastery where monks meditate, the fisherman who paddles with his legs and the yummy Mohinga noodle soup. Among tales of the Golden Rock and ringing bells, Hla brings Myanmar to life in a way guaranteed to enchant young readers—and their parents. Bilingual text enhances this cultural immersion for language learners of all ages.

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By April (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 25, 2012
Stumbled across this book while looking for something else. I know where I live has a high population of Myanmar refugees, so I decided to check out this book to see what I could learn. It's geared, I think, for older grade school (more on this later). This is an okay book. The positives: there's... ...more