Meet 20 children from around the world as they tell us about the feasts and festivals they enjoy and the religions and customs they follow.
This Is Our World—Celebrate With Us!, written by Valerie Wilding, is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed This Is Our World. It’s a vibrant and colorful celebration of our planet’s cultural diversity—an unforgettable journey that brings the people, customs, and religions of 20 places around the world vividly to life for young readers.
The tour is truly global, as we journey from the Gathering of Nations in New Mexico to the Lunar New Year in Korea, from Christmas Eve in Poland to the Festival of the Sahara in Tunisia, via Australia’s indigenous Barunga festival, Rosh Hashanah in New York, the Day of the Dead in Mexico, Eid al-Fitr in the UK, Diwali in India, and much more.
This is both a beautiful gift book and a highly accessible home reference, sure to foster an interest in the wider world, in travel, in diversity, and in cultures and religions.
Valerie Wilding loves writing for children because it makes her happy, and she can’t imagine doing anything else. She was a teacher for many years, then a school librarian, but writing took over and that’s how she spends her days. It’s the most challenging and the most satisfying work she’s ever done. Valerie writes fiction and non-fiction and especially enjoys narrative non-fiction, where lots of information is wrapped up in an exciting story. She has written over a hundred books, on all sorts of subjects, and she likes to bring a touch of humour to everything she does.
Åsa Gilland is a Swedish illustrator who loves all things retro, quirky imagery, and folk art themes. She studied interior design at Accademia Italiana Moda and has twenty years of experience in illustration. She illustrated Kingfisher’s This is Our World and We Are All Different.