Malaika's Costume

Malaika's Costume

Book - 2016
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It's Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika's mother moved away to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn't arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?

Disappointed and upset at her grandmother's hand-me-down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms. Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric. With her grandmother's help, Malaika creates a patchwork rainbow peacock costume, and dances proudly in the parade.

A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn's warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher's vibrant collage-style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book.
Publisher: Toronto ;, Berkeley :, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781554987542
1554987547
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Luxbacher, Irene 1970-

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