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.