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Talking Walls: The Stories Continue by Margy…

Talking Walls: The Stories Continue

by Margy Burns Knight

Other authors: Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)

Series: Talking Walls (2)

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In this follow-up to their initial Talking Walls collection, author Margy Burns Knight and illustrator Anne Sibley O'Brien once again delve into the wealth of walls to be found, the world over, and their diverse meanings for the people who built them. From beautiful decorations (the Ndebele wall designs of South Africa, the Divali wall paintings of India) to protective/deflective capability (the walled city of Fez, Morocco, the Peace Lines of Belfast, Northern Ireland), the fourteen walls depicted here all 'speak' to something important in the history or current culture of their creators.

With a cover illustration taken from a class activity that was inspired by the initial Talking Walls book, Talking Walls: The Stories Continue is a worthy follow-up to its predecessor, covering some fascinating places and structures. I think my favorite was the Wat Po Temple in Bangkok, with its 'textbook' walls! The illustrations are colorful and full of life, and the text informative. The afterword - which includes further information about each wall depicted - offers added insight. All in all, this is an excellent picture-book for introducing young readers to the diverse peoples of the world, and is recommended especially to those readers who enjoyed the initial volume of Talking Walls! ( )
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Introduces different cultures around the world by telling the stories of walls, from the Maya murals in Bonampak, Mexico, to dikes in the Netherlands.

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