Wordlessly follow the Yellow River's path, gazing at the grandeur and peering in at Anno's elaborate and diminutive illustrations. Concentrate on the colossal like Xian's terra cotta soldiers or the Great Wall. Marvel at minutiae like calligraphers and peasants in their daily activities or ducks herded on the river. A feast for your eyes and mind! 10" x 9", 60 pg, sc.
Allow Anno to be your guide to China. Through delightfully detailed watercolors, readers will explore this vast and varied land where calligraphers bestow good fortune, birds fish for men, and dragons dance. Stand with Anno on the Great Wall, visit bustling villages where the streets are waterways and everyone, even horses and bulls, travel by boat. Learn how flocks of ducks are herded on rivers and witness the discovery of thousands of clay soldiers guarding the ancient tomb of China's first emperor.
"The Japanese Master of quotidian detail takes readers up China's Yellow River in this new book, first published in Japan in 2009. . . . It's been a hair over two decades since a new book by Anno (Anno's Magic Seeds, 1995) last made its way to our shores; this tour, breathtaking in its own right, is therefore doubly welcome." -Kirkus Reviews
"Anno's China is full of joy and wonder. Beautiful and evocative beyond words."
-Shirin Bridges, author of Ruby's Wish
"In the 1970s the books of Japanese illustrator Mitsumasa Anno began appearing in the United States. His graphic sophistication, his unique perspective on landscapes and the people who inhabit them, and his playful sense of humor would ultimately win for him the Bologna Book Prize and Hans Christian Andersen Award. In Anno's China, once again Anno brings us a book that educates, entertains, and delights." -Anita Silvey, author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book
About the author: Mitsumasa Anno, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his lasting contribution to children's literature, is a lover of travel and culture. Anno's books, through their unique perspective and mischievous sense of humor, have opened to children across the world, cultures and lands distant from their own. Without words Anno conveys the beauty, humanity, and value of all people in all times and places. As he notes, "There are differences in people, different styles of housing, social differences, different cultures all over the world. But perhaps what lies at the bottom of the heart of each human being is the same, an inherent value."
Born in Tsuwano, in Western Japan, Mr. Anno studied both art and mathematics before teaching school for ten years. He has written and illustrated over 20 books for children. He makes his home in a suburb of Tokyo. He is married and has two children.
Explore the lands and cultures of Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. In Asia, you will visit China, Japan, Thailand, and India. In Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana. Biblical History connection included.
Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful children’s books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 R’s: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Literature rich, the authors also provide additional literature and video resources to go deeper. Volumes are flexible for one semester (4 lessons/week) or one year (2 lessons/week). Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs and gorgeous art reproductions for the art studies. Black and white nature drawings are included and reproducible for individual families. Quality art supplies are recommended. Please note that a Japanese notebook, Tsubame, is recommended and sold by Beautiful Feet, but we currently do not offer it. ~ Deanne
Beautiful Feet curriculum takes a multi-level, living book approach to teaching history, geography and world cultures, using easy to use Guides for the teacher and engaging, well-written literature for the student. The Guides provide book lists, chapter readings, discussion and research questions, background information, website links, answer keys, and more. See our website for lists of literature resources to accompany each guide. Most guides provide content for one year of study, with the exception of Geography through Literature and Western Expansion. The latter two are recommended to be completed together for one year of study. Numbers of lessons vary, and are scheduled 1 to 4 days per week. Recommended Timelines are available individually or in a set of two. Timelines are cardstock and include the figures referenced in the study. Students will need to color, cut and assemble the timeline and figures. History and geography come alive with these well done literature guides. See our website for required books for each guide. Some guides and resources contain Christian content while others do not; contact us for additional information.