Sherpa Bel Air (Hardcover)
The charm of the Himalayan mountain folk living near Mount Everest, Nepal, is brought to life for young readers.
In Nepali Sherpa culture, the protector Khumbila journeys from the heights of the solar system to the momo dumplings served in a cottage kitchen. Buddhist monks, yaks, naks, and chants are featured under the planets. Detailed illustrations in traditional Tibetan style reveal landscapes, dress, and customs that combine magnificence with spirituality.
Sherpa Bel Air follows the pattern of all books in Folkerts' series "Rural Life Around the World" showing contemporary rural life and traditions: it is a visual gem, both entertaining and educational. A poetic story integrated with colorful illustrations, all carefully researched, enables young children, parents, and teachers to discover a unique cultural geography. Come and sense the sounds, aromas, visual details, and emotions of people with whom you have more in common than you thought. A picture glossary is available at the back.