Water Buffalo Days

Growing Up in Vietnam

Author: Quang Nhuong Huynh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064462110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4899


As a young boy growing up in the hills of central Vietnam, Nhuong’s companion was Tank, the family water buffalo. When bullies harassed Nhuong, Tank sent them packing. When a wild tiger threatened the entire village, Tank defeated it. He led the herd and adopted a lonely puppy. Tank was Nhuong’s best friend. Nhuong gives readers a glimpse of himself when he was their age, and tells a thrilling story of how he and Tank together faced the dangers of life in the Vietnamese jungle which was their home.

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 1993

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

Publisher: N.A


Category: Energy development

Page: N.A

View: 6482


Reid's Read-Alouds 2

Modern-Day Classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket

Author: Rob Reid

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838910726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

View: 5485


Best-selling author Rob Reid makes reading aloud to children and teens easy by selecting titles in high-interest topics published between 2000 and 2008. Inspired by Reid's popular column in Book Links magazine, this time-saving resource includes plenty to engage your audiences and reinvigorate programs!

Social Studies Discoveries on the Net

An Integrated Approach

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088247

Category: Education

Page: 275

View: 664


Describes hundreds of Web sites for elementary-level social studies students, in areas such as the world, families and friends, neighborhoods and communities, regions near and far, and the history of the United States.

Give Your Child the World

Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

Author: Jamie C. Martin

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031034414X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1840


Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

Culture and Customs of Taiwan

Author: Gary Marvin Davison,Barbara E. Reed

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302985

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3667


Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Taiwan.

If I Had A Water Buffalo

Empowering Others Through Sustainable Lending

Author: Marilyn A. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614485291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 1957


"If I Had a Water Buffalo" poignantly explores the critical difference in outcomes when offering a hand up rather than giving a handout. A seemingly simple request for a water buffalo by an impoverished rice farmer proves to be the catalyst for Dr. Fitzgeralds global and unending journey in search of a better way to meet the needs of people less fortunate. Woven with both triumph and tragedies, encompassing undertakings in Indonesia, Eastern Europe, South America, and Bangladesh; "If I Had a Water Buffalo" artfully lays out why the approach to helping those in need must incorporate the personal empowerment of the beneficiaries over charity often creating harmful dependency.,

What the Water Buffalo Wrought

Author: Margery Wolf

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466987421

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7987


A water buffalo wanders onto the landing field of the Taipei airport just as an airplane lands.Two of the survivors of the crash, a Chinese-born professor of Chinese Literature and an American graduate student going to Taiwan to do ethnographic fieldwork, become friends during their stay in the hospital. After their release the friendship continues and in time enlarges to include similarly lonely people, such as the Fongs--a brother and sister who as children saw their parents executed on the streets of Shanghai; Professor Li's nephew and his adopted sister who were destined by Taiwanese tradition to be married; Chen Chieh, a superb cook who holds this unusual family together with her amazing food and has her own secrets; and a few others. Their time together on Taiwan has its share of joys and tragedies that draw the group even closer together in what they call their family. When members of that family marry, they all go to California to celebrate the happy event just in time for a major earthquake that devastates the small city of Santa Rosa and draws the two Fongs, both doctors, into the emergency immediately following the wedding.