A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team, perfect for back to school.
This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination--one familiar to children all over the world.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-0593306260 Ages 4-8
Keywords: first day of school, perseverance, fears, resilience, determination, courage, bravery, education, values, adventure, rain, diversity, diverse books, Asia, Asian culture, Asian author, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, multicultural, Social Studies Curriculum, Vietnam, boat, river, journey, Character-Building Curriculum