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Children's Fiction Caribbean & Latin America

Le carnaval de Malaika

by (author) Nadia L. Hohn

illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2018
Category
Caribbean & Latin America, New Experience, Stepfamilies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443164962
    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

 

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Malaika est heureuse de retrouver sa mère, même si cela signifie qu'elle doit déménager au Canada où tout est différent. Il y fait froid, les gens ont un fort accent et le Carnaval de Québec ne ressemble en rien à celui que Malaika aimait tant aux Caraïbes! L'adaptation à son nouvel environnement et à sa nouvelle famille risque d'être difficile...

La prose de Nadia L. Hohn souligne l'importance de la famille et de la tolérance dans cette histoire chaleureuse où se côtoient les différences culturelles.

 

Malaika is happy to be reunited with her mother, but it means moving to Canada, where everything is different. It's cold in Québec City, no one understands when she talks and Carnival is nothing like the celebration Malaika knows from her home in the Caribbean! Will she be able to adjust to her new family and environment?

Nadia L. Hohn's prose, written in a blend of standard English and Caribbean patois, tells a warm story about the importance of family, especially when adjusting to a new home.

Original title: Malaika's Winter Carnival

 

About the authors

NADIA L. HOHN is a writer and educator. Her first picture book, Malaika’s Costume, won the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children’s Story Award and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Children’s Literature Award. She is also the author of Malaika’s Winter Carnival and Malaika’s Surprise, both illustrated by Irene Luxbacher; A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes; Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali; and two titles in the Sankofa series — Music and Media. Nadia’s writing is inspired by her childhood memories, Jamaican heritage, Black culture, world travels, and social issues. She lives in Toronto.

 

Nadia L. Hohn's profile page

 

Irene Luxbacher a obtenu son diplôme d'histoire de l'art à l'université Queen's avant d'étudier au Emily Carr College of Art and Design à Vancouver, en Colombie Britannique. En 1994, elle est revenue à Toronto où elle coordonne des expositions d'arts d'enfants en plus d'écrire et d'illustrer des livres dans ce domaine. On lui doit la collection Mes premières oeuvres.

 

Irene Luxbacher was nominated for the Governor General's Award for her illustrations in Andrew Larsen's The Imaginary Garden and its sequel The Not-So-Faraway Adventure. She has illustrated several other picture books, and her own Deep Underwater, Mattoo, Let’s Play!, and Mr. Frank, as well as eight acclaimed children’s art activity books. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and young son. You can learn more about her work at ireneluxbacher.com.

Irene Luxbacher's profile page

Editorial Reviews

 

Dans les médias : Le costume de Malaika

« Cette histoire dépeint un tableau réaliste des conséquences liées à l'immigration et à l'économie globale. Mais c'est aussi une histoire qui démontre à quel point les jeunes filles aiment leurs mamans. De toute beauté. » ~ The Globe and Mail

 

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