Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book

Paperback | July 15, 1992

byMuriel FeelingsIllustratorTom Feelings

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A companion to the Caldecott Honor Book Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book 

Jambo Means Hello
 introduces children to the Swahili alphabet with helpful pronunciation keys, while presenting East African culture and lifestyles through an easy-to-understand narrative and vivid illustrations.  

A Caldecott Honor Book

* “A lyrical song of Swahili life.”—School Library Journal, starred review

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"The beautiful vision of African life in the text merely hints of the community breathtakingly captured in the illustrations. . . . The space has been filled with monumental figures that glorify the power and beauty of man".--Horn Book. Full color. Caldecott Honor Medal; ALA Notable Book

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A companion to the Caldecott Honor Book Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book Jambo Means Hello introduces children to the Swahili alphabet with helpful pronunciation keys, while presenting East African culture and lifestyles through an easy-to-understand narrative and vivid illustrations.   A Caldecott Honor Book* “A lyrical song of S...

Muriel L. Feelings was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in art with minors in Spanish and education from California State University at Los Angeles. She worked as a teacher in Philadelphia, New York City, and Kampala, Uganda. She wrote several children's books including Zamani Goes t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 8.5 × 10.5 × 0.2 inPublished:July 15, 1992Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140546529

ISBN - 13:9780140546521

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"The beautiful vision of African life in the text merely hints of the community breathtakingly captured in the illustrations. . . . The space has been filled with monumental figures that glorify the power and beauty of man".--Horn Book. Full color. Caldecott Honor Medal; ALA Notable Book