Thai Celebrations for Children (9780804852807)

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Tuttle Publishing
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
color illustrations
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Trim Size:
8 1/2 X 11

It's time to celebrate, Thai style!

Thai Celebrations for Children showcases the rich culture and colorful festivals of the Thai people. The charming illustrations and engaging text bring to life the incredible pageantry and symbolism of Thailand's many traditional celebrations—from family anniversaries to national holidays—in a way kids will enjoy.

Have you ever been to an event honoring elephants? Or seen a flying lantern? Do you know why people throw water on each other at the Sonkran Festival? Kids will discover time-honored traditions and find the answers to fascinating questions within the pages of this book.

Enjoy the celebrations at home with:
  • An exciting exploration of everything from the Bor Sang Umbrella Festival to Thai National Elephant Day
  • Instructions for making a Phi Ta Khon ghost mask
  • A step-by-step guide to making your own Loi Krathong lantern boat

Turning the pages of this beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book, you'll understand why in Thailand there's always a good reason to celebrate!

About the Author:
Elaine Russell is the author of All About Thailand as well as middle-grade readers Martin McMillan and the Lost Inca City and Martin McMillan and the Secret of the Ruby Elephant and the adult novel Across the Mekong River. She has volunteered with the organization Legacies of War, whose mission is to raise awareness of the effects of Vietnam War-era bombings in Laos.

Thailand native Patcharee Meesukhon has illustrated many children's books, in addition to Tuttle's All About Thailand and Thai Children's Favorite Stories, for publishers in Thailand, Australia and India.