- Anna Hibiscus ;
Tulsa, OK :
- 1st American ed
- Item Description
- Originally published: London : Walker Books, 2009.
- Physical Description
- 110 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
- Main Author
Gr 1–3—Fans of the series will not be disappointed in these latest books about Anna Hibiscus. In the first, the African child and her family help her prepare for her first trip to Canada to visit her grandmother; the second book continues with her actual trip and the fun experiences in the snowy north for the Christmas holiday. Once again, Atinuke handles the complexity of life in Africa (and the differences between life there and in North America) with deftness and grace. Serious concepts like racism, poverty, and social activism are covered as simply and expertly as dealing with taking the blame for a sibling's misbehavior without becoming heavy-handed or unsuitable for early chapter-book audiences. Although elements of Anna's life may be foreign to some readers, her sweet nature and youthful troubles are common to children everywhere. The expressive black-and-white images that weave seamlessly through the texts enhance the stories beautifully. "Anna Hibiscus" is a lovely, rare bird of a series, providing a modern view of another culture in warm, approachable language.—Nicole Waskie-Laura, Chenango Forks Elementary, Binghamton, NY [Page 67]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She can't wait to fly across the world and visit her granny in Canada. But can she find enough warm clothes for the cold winter weather? And will her family miss her?"--Review by Publisher Summary 2
As she prepares for a trip to Canada to visit her grandmother, Anna Hibiscus wonders if she can find enough warm clothing to last her through the cold winter.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa. She can't wait to fly across the world and visit her granny in Canada. But can she find warm clothes for the cold weather? And will her family even miss her?