Boyds Mills Press The Whispering Cloth: A Refugees Story

Mai spends her days at the Widows Store, listening to the Hmong women as they stitch and talk, stitch and talk. They are making pandau---brightly colored story cloths--which they sell to the traders from Chiang Khan. Mai wishes she, too, co...uld make one of the beautiful pandau, but what story could she tell? This moving and poignant tale depicts life in a refugee camp in Thailand. Mai lives there with her grandmother, who helps her as she struggles to perfect her stitchery. Only by going back into her own brief and tragic past can she find a story to tell--one of hope and faith in the midst of war and confinement. Anita Riggio has rendered lush and sensitive watercolors that frame the story. You Yang, a Hmong immigrant, has stitched the pandau that tell Mais tale. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/1996 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Pegi Shea Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 9.6in length x 9.64in width x 0.16in height Weight: 5.28oz. Read More

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