Books from Mongolia

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Palace

Written by Jambyn Dashdondog; Mongolian. Read book »

The teachers in Mongolia received print copies of ICDL books (approved by the rights holders) for their classroom libraries. The teachers used the books for projects with the children. This particular book was fascinating because of its shape. It is actually shaped like a ger, the type of home built by nomadic Mongolian people. The teachers used this oddly-shaped book as a model to show how book elements other than illustrations and text can convey important information.


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The Last Snowman

Written by Jambyn Dashdondog; Mongolian. Read book »

This book is about a Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman. The summary for this book says that the Yeti runs from people. The book is written in Mongolian, which I don't speak, but I still wanted to know why he runs from people. The teachers read the book and answered all of my questions about the Yeti's fears. I won't tell you why he runs. You'll just have to make friends with someone who speaks Mongolian to find out! I recommend this book because the images express a lot of movement. Take a look and let your imagination run wild!


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Six Silver Stars

Written by Jambyn Dashdondog; Mongolian. Read book »

This book was one of three that were translated for me before I took my trip to Mongolia.  It is filled with rich, colorful illustrations and a traditional Mongolian tale that just seem to attract children as readers.  A boy who attended one of our training sessions with his teacher found this book in the digital library and drew a picture of the cover.  I have his picture hanging above my desk where I can look at it often to remember the beauty of Mongolia.  I recommend this book because it is a brilliant, traditional fairy tale filled with princesses, enchanted places, and magical creatures that will resonate with young readers.