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World of wonders : In praise of fireflies, whale sharks, and other astonishments / Aimee Nezhukumatathil; with illustrations by Fumi Mini Nakamura.

Nezhukumatathil, Aimee, (author.). Nakamura, Fumi Mini, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Summary:

As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted--no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape--she was able to turn to our world's fierce and funny creatures for guidance. "What the peacock can do," she tells us, "is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life." The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world's gifts. Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy. --from book jacket.
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Baker Bookmobile Branch 590 .N575w 2020 (Text) 37814003316073 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 12/26/2020 Checked out 10/27/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 590 N575 (Text) 35178001817751 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/22/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library 590 NEZ 2020 (Text) 33892100706234 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/20/2020 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 590 Nezhu (Text) 37862000474676 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/08/2021 Available -
OTLD Irrigon Branch 590 NEZ (Text) 37818000375396 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/02/2020 Available -
Ontario Community Library 590 NEZHU (Text) 33330004569051 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/02/2021 In process -
Stanfield Public Library 590 NEZ (Text) 37875000131476 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/12/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 590 NEZ (Text) 33892006621206 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 09/17/2020 Checked out 09/14/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781571313652
  • ISBN: 1571313656
  • ISBN: 9781571311931
  • Physical Description: 165 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Catalpa tree -- Firefly -- Peacock -- Comb jelly -- Touch-me-nots -- Cactus Wren -- Narwhal -- Axolotl -- Dancing frog -- Vampire squid -- Monsoon -- Corpse flower -- Bonnet macaque -- Calendars Poetica -- Whale shark -- Potoo -- Cara Cara orange -- Octopus -- Grey cocatiel -- Dragon fruit -- Flamingo -- Ribbon eel -- Questions while searching for birds with my half-white sons, aged six and nine, National Audubon Bird Count Day -- Oxford, MS -- Superb Bird of Paradise -- Red-spotted newt -- Southern Cassowary -- Monarch butterfly -- Firefly (redux).
Summary, etc.:
As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted--no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape--she was able to turn to our world's fierce and funny creatures for guidance. "What the peacock can do," she tells us, "is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life." The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world's gifts. Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy. --from book jacket.
Subject: Animals > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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