Momo has always wanted a Lhasa terrier a dog like the ones the Buddhist priests hold sacred in their temples And her dream is realized when a trader brings Pempa to her parents tea house But after a band of robbers steals the valuable dog and quickly escapes with him into the mountains, Momo is determined to catch them and recover her beloved Pempa To do so, she must follow the Great Trade Route across the mountains a path that most people avoid, and which will surely put her life at risk.Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountains of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog Pempa....
|Title||:||Daughter of the Mountains (Newbery Library, Puffin)|
|Publisher||:||Puffin Books Reissue edition February 1, 1993|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||665 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Daughter of the Mountains (Newbery Library, Puffin) Reviews
As a mother who screens everything her 12-year-old daughter reads, I admit to a soft spot for older books, because they are, if still in print, more likely to be written in grammatical English, and full and complete sentences. "Daughter of the Mountains" by Louise Rankin is one such book, beautifully descriptive of the climatic variations from the top of the Tibetan hills to the tropical rainforest heat of colonial India and the grimy streets of Calcutta. I found the dialogue very believable, and the way the simple plot is used to explore class and gender relationships very clever - perfect for, as said daughter pointed out below, younger readers. The only thing I felt was missing is the Notes that nowadays typically accompany historical tales, which explain what is true and what is imagined. It in no way detracts from a well-written story, however, and I'm so happy I stumbled on it at our library, we now have our own Amazon copy!
I stopped reading aloud to my child but finished the book on my own when I became uncomfortable with some of the themes. The main character wrestles with very confused religious ideas, which the author seems to have muddled in her own mind as well. Also, this protagonist runs away from home and trusts a wide variety of creepy strangers without any lessons ever learned. There is plenty of potential for a moral or two, but the author missed it. A parent should definitely preread this and prepare to discuss the issues before allowing a child to read it.
I read this book as a child and have been searching for this book for years!!!! I reread it after buying and receiving this book and it is still a good read. It is a very sweet book I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this book!!!! It is also a nice way to lightly introduce new cultures to my children as I read this to them. And the descriptive writing in this book is incredible!! The way the author describes the food makes my mouth water and has inspired many new recipes in this household. Every time the author describes the landscapes I can see it so vividly in my head, the author is truly a wonder.
My daughter had to read it for school. She's in 1st grade, she liked it.
Daughter of the Mountains is rich in geographic and cultural details of Tibet and Bengal. Locate those areas on a map, locate Llhasa and Calcutta within them, and then read this book that will take you there as you follow a little girl who is searching for her stolen dog. There are real dangers along the way, but not too much for a child to handle, and all turns out happily at the end.
I am a teacher, and can't wait to read this book as a read-aloud!
This is an awesome book and a Newbery Award winning one as well. My 8 year old granddaughter just loved it and wanted more just like it which they do have. Recommend this very much
Neither my son nor I really liked this book.