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The Resource The playgrounds of Babel, JonArno Lawson ; [illustrations by] Piet Grobler

The playgrounds of Babel, JonArno Lawson ; [illustrations by] Piet Grobler

Label
The playgrounds of Babel
Title
The playgrounds of Babel
Statement of responsibility
JonArno Lawson ; [illustrations by] Piet Grobler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This unusual, thought-provoking story begins with an old woman telling a tale to a group of children in a playground. One of the boys can't understand what she is saying, so another offers to translate. The old woman's tale is inspired by the Tower of Babel story: In the days when everyone spoke the same language, the people built a tower to reach God. But God was annoyed and sent a dragon to destroy the tower, then created new languages for everyone so that they couldn't understand each other. Fortunately, two little girls find a way to communicate through song. Told entirely through dialogue, moving back and forth between the old woman's tale and the exchange between the two boys, this original, sometimes funny story raises questions about what divides us and what brings us together, in spite of all our differences--it is the power of song in this case, which ultimately brings hope."--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawson, JonArno
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
540L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR9199.3.L3395
LC item number
P53 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grobler, Piet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Babel, Tower of
  • Translating and interpreting
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The playgrounds of Babel, JonArno Lawson ; [illustrations by] Piet Grobler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1080211055
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781773060361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1080211055
  • (OCoLC)1080211055
Label
The playgrounds of Babel, JonArno Lawson ; [illustrations by] Piet Grobler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1080211055
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781773060361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1080211055
  • (OCoLC)1080211055

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