Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Reading List - Asia

This is another brand new list - we need suggestions to get things moving. :)

General Resources

The Silk Route: 7000 Years of History by John Major


The Empty Pot by Demi
The Five Chinese Brothers
The Great Wall by Elizabeth Mann
Growing Up in Ancient China by Ken Teague
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Tikki-Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
What's in a Chinese Character? by Tan Huay Peng


Saint Francis of the Seven Seas


Count Your Way Through Japan by James Haskins
Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain by Deborah Kogan Ray
Japanese Fairy Tales (Japan)
Movies: Ikiru and others by Akira Kurosawa







Anna and the King (movie - high school/adult)


Seven Years in Tibet (movie - high school)


Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Tintin in Tibet! Herge' considered it his best. But... is it considered a book?

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Two beautiful G rated films:
The Road Home (China)
Children of Heaven (Iran)

The Opinionated Homeschooler said...


Betz, Eva K. To Far Places: The Story of Francis X. Ford (Maryknoll Missionary to China, murdered by Communists) 1950's (Credo Books)

The Philippines:

Gray, Marvin M. Island Hero: The Story of Ramon Magsaysay (President of Philippines) 1953-57 (Credo Books)


Rau, Margaret Dawn From the West: The Story of Genevieve Caulfield (Blind American teacher who started school for the blind in Thailand) (Credo Books)

Maureen Wittmann said...

Could we start an African list too?

Renee said...

for Korea: A Single Shard by
Linda Sue Park

Caitilin said...


Rudyard Kipling, including The Jungles Books, and Kim, as well as poetry

Maureen Wittmann said...

The Samurai and the Tea: A Legacy of Japan’s Early Christians by Cathy Brueggemann-Beil [Imprint]

Ancient China (DK Eyewitness)

Russia (DK Eyewitness)

Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China by Suzanne Williams

Growing Up in Ancient China by Ken Teague

The Story of Noodles by Ying Chang Compestine, illustrated by Yong Sheng Xuan

The Empress and the Silkworm by Lily Toy Hong

Buddha by Demi

The Great Wall of China by Leonard Everett Fisher

The Story of Paper by Ying Chang Compestine

The Darkness and the Dawn, A Novel by Thomas Costain – tells the story of Attila the Hun.

All Men Are Brothers / Shui Hu Chuan by Shi Nai’an, translated by Pearl Buck

The Black Rose by Thomas Costain

Travels by Marco Polo

Set All Afire: A Story About St. Francis Xavier by Louis de Wohl [Ignatius]

St. Francis of the Seven Seas (Vision Book) by Alfred J. Nevins, MM [Ignatius]

The Samurai’s Tale by Erik Christian Haugard

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth F. Lewis

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck - parental advisory on this one.

Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz

Hiroshima by John Hersey

The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Up Periscope by Robb White

Crow Boy by Taro Yashimo

Grandfather Tang’s Story: A Tale Told with Tangrams by Ann Tompert

Science in Ancient China by George Beshore
Science in Ancient India by Melissa Stewart