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Le costume de Malaika

by (author) Nadia L. Hohn

illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Dec 2016
Category
General, Caribbean & Latin America
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443155861
    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

 

See below for English description.

C'est le temps du carnaval. Le premier depuis le départ de la maman de Malaika pour le Canada. Celle-ci est partie dans l'espoir d'y trouver un bon emploi pour pourvoir aux besoins de sa famille. Elle avait promis qu'elle enverrait à Malaika de l'argent pour acheter un costume pour la fête, mais l'argent n'est pas arrivé. Malaika pourra-t-elle tout de même participer au défilé?

Une histoire touchante sur la famille, l'immigration et la célébration du carnaval. L'écriture chaleureuse et simple de Nadia Hohn et les illustrations vibrantes de style papier découpé créent un album unique et haut en couleur.

 

It's Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika's mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn't arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?

A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn's warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher's vibrant collage-style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book.

Original title: Malaïka's Costume

 

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

Awards

  • Winner, Prix littérature jeunesse de la Fédération des enseignants de l'élémentaire de l'Ontario
  • Winner, prix Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children's Story Award

Other titles by Nadia L. Hohn

Other titles by Irene Luxbacher