Read-Alouds F FA5

Read-Alouds F

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Instructor's Guide not included. This is part of your History / Bible / Literature F and Grade 5 All-Subjects Package.

Eighteen books set in the Eastern Hemisphere, perfect for reading aloud to your children, or for your advanced readers to enjoy alone. This collection of books is included in History / Bible / Literature F. If you don't need notes or a schedule, but are just looking for some excellent supplemental reading, this book collection is for you!

Unlike other Sonlight programs, though, there are not as many books available about any of these peoples and places. Compared to, say, the hundreds of books available about WWII, there are not many children's books about Vietnam or Saudi Arabia.

For many of the countries portrayed in these books, the language is foreign, the religion is foreign, and the cultural heritage is foreign.

Please, consider each of these Read-Alouds a gift.

Here are a few examples of the riches you’ll read.

Some years back, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze went out of print. Sarita said, "I just don't know what to do! There isn't another Young Fu!" Even today, more than two decades after that temporary setback, with all the thousands of books she has read and tens of thousands that she has reviewed, she can say with confidence: There isn't another Young Fu.

Shadow Spinner is an interesting twist on the story of Shahrazad. What would it be like for her, 989 days after starting to tell the Sultan stories? How desperate would she be for any new story? That's the beginning. This is a favorite for many customers.

When the Holzmann children were little, John started reading Seven Daughters and Seven Sons. This is not a short book (it's scheduled for more than two weeks). But it so captivated the family that they finished in three sessions, reading on late into the night to find out what happens to Buran.

From an age-appropriate but still-intense introduction to Russia under Stalin (how could it be anything but intense?), to a true story set in Sudan; from the beautiful memoir of life in Vietnam before the war, to a gorgeously illustrated Chinese fairy tale, these are books to cherish, a fabulous collection of poetry, historical fiction, oral tradition tales, a memoir, a biography, several stories built on folk tales or fairy tales, and many fine novels, including adventure, fantasy, and coming of age.

Read Alouds

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (FA01)

Young Minli lives in the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, where she and her parents spend their days working hard in the fields. One day, Minli embarks on a quest to find wisdom outside of the village and help her struggling family. This tale of Chinese folklore mixed with fantasy tells of adventure, friendship and courage.

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I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade (FA02)

In 13th-century Mongolia, soldiers from the great Kublai Khan's army invade Oyuna's village to steal horses and gather new soldiers. In hopes of restoring her family's honor and staying with her faithful mare, the crippled Oyuna disguises herself as a boy and joins the soldiers horseback on their quest. Oyuna's journey will change her life forever.

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A Long Walk to Water (FA04)

Nya walks eight hours every day to fetch water for her family. Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a "lost boy" refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. As their stories of Sudan converge, Salva decides to return to his homeland and help his people, because even in a troubled country, determined survivors may press on and find hope.

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Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters (FA06)

Blume. Lonely 11-year-old Cornelia surrounds herself with dictionaries and other books to isolate herself from the outside world. But when a glamorous neighbor named Virginia Somerset moves next door, Cornelia discovers that the world is a much more exciting place than she had originally thought. An unforgettable story of friendship and adventure that takes readers around the world and back again. Absolutely outstanding. One of my favorites.

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Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum (FA12)

ALA Notable Book. Five traditional Nigerian tales retold and beautifully illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings.

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The Master Puppeteer (FA52)

Jiro, son of a starving puppet maker in 18th Century Japan, runs away from home to apprentice himself to the master of the Hanaza puppet theater ... and finds himself in the midst of a Robin Hood intrigue.

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The Horse and His Boy (FA56)

A talking horse and a servant boy share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.

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Journey to Jo'burg (FA57)

Touching story of a young girl and her brother who set out to find their mother "somewhere" in the city of Johannesburg.

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze (FA62)

An award winning story of a young boy who lived in China during the perilous 1920s.

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Seven Daughters and Seven Sons (FA63)

A true-to-life Arabic fairy tale about a poor girl who makes good through hard work, diligence . . . and brains.

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The Land I Lost (FA64)

Multiple award-winner. The loving memories of the author's childhood in a Vietnamese hamlet.

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All the Small Poems (FA65)

Award-winning collection of poems presents everyday objects in a thought-provoking new light.

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Daughter of the Mountains (FA66)

Momo, a young Tibetan girl, chases the man who stole her Lhasa terrier--from high in the Himalayas to the Bengal plains and the city of Calcutta.

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Shadow Spinner (FA67)

Another one of our family's favorites, Shadow Spinner tells a plausible "story behind the story" of Scheherazade, the woman who saved her own life and the lives of all the women of Persia by telling stories to the Sultan, night after night, for 1001 nights.

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Teresa of Calcutta (FH07)

The inspiring and challenging story of Mother Teresa who, for more than 40 years sought to be "the arms of Christ" to the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta.

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Call it Courage (FR03)

A legendary adventure story of how Mafatu, the son of the Great Chief of Hibueru, a Polynesian people, conquers his fear of the sea and proves he isn't a coward.

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Rickshaw Girl (FR28)

When Naima's parents cannot afford to pay her school fees anymore, she faces hard realities about limitations placed on girls in modern Bangladeshi society. "Rickshaw Girl" is a wonderful story of courage and an intriguing look at microfinance options for women in developing countries today. Beautiful charcoal illustrations throughout.

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Breaking Stalin's Nose (FR30)

Ten-year-old Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six:

  • A Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism.
  • A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience.
  • A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings.
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