Malaika's Costume

byNadia L. Hohn, Irene Luxbacher

Hardcover | March 1, 2016

Malaika's Costume by Nadia L. Hohn
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It's Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika's mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn't arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?

Disappointed and upset at her grandmother's hand-me-down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms. Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric. With her grandmother's help, Malaika creates a patchwork rainbow peacock costume, and dances proudly in the parade.

A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn's warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher's vibrant collage-style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book.

Nadia L. Hohn is a writer, musician and educator. The manuscript of Malaika's Costume, her first picture book, won the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children's Story Award. She is also the author of two forthcoming non-fiction titles, Music and Media Studies, part of the Sankofa series, which won the Moonbeam Children's Book Award for ...
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Title:Malaika's CostumeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 10 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 10 X 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554987547

ISBN - 13:9781554987542

Appropriate for ages: 3

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