Kami and the yaks / Andrea Stenn Stryer ; illustrated by Bert Dodson.

By: Stryer, Andrea Stenn, 1938-Contributor(s): Dodson, Bert [ill.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Palo Alto, Calif. : Bay Otter Press, 2007Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cmISBN: 9780977896103 (cloth bound); 0977896102 (cloth bound); 9780977896110 (pbk.); 0977896110 (pbk.)Subject(s): Sherpa (Nepalese people) -- Himalaya Mountains -- Juvenile fiction | Deaf children -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Himalaya Mountains -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.S92775 | Km 2007Awards: Schneider Family Book Award, Young Children, 2008.Summary: In the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, braves a fierce storm to lead his father and brother to their family's lost yak herd.
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In the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, braves a fierce storm to lead his father and brother to their family's lost yak herd.

Schneider Family Book Award, Young Children, 2008.

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K-Gr 3-Readers will be transported to the rugged Himalayas with this story of a deaf Sherpa boy in Nepal, who braves a storm in search of his family's yaks. He finds the animals herded around a young calf whose leg is wedged between rocks. Unable to rescue the animal alone, Kami whistles for help. When no one comes, he slips and slides down the icy mountain to get his father and brother. He relates the problem through mime. Together the family rescues the calf, and the plucky hero proudly leads the way home. Although Kami's disability plays an important role in the story, the author focuses on his strength. Readers will find inspiration in his abilities, his resourcefulness, and his courage. Dark, yet vivid watercolors extend the text, as both awaken the senses to the sights, sounds, and feel of the icy cold mountains' austere beauty. This story opens the doors to new worlds and gives readers a character to admire.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Andrea Stenn Stryer is a teacher, a librarian, and the author of The Celestial River: Creation Tales of th e Milky Way . She lives in Stanford, California. Bert Dodson is a painter, a teacher, the illustrator of more than 70 children's books, and the author of Drawing & Imagination and Keys to Drawing . He was also an animation designer for the four-part PBS television series, Intimate Strangers . He lives in Bradford, Vermont.

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