Thursday, October 24, 2013

Before They Pass Away

An awe inspiring new book has been published called Before They Pass Away.  This epic journey explores 29 tribes in the most remote and inaccessible parts of the globe.  This is a remarkable work of art and is unfortunately cost prohibitive for most people and institutions.  However, I highly recommend the website as a learning tool to be used in the classroom and at home.  You will delight in Meeting each Tribe.

The author and photographer beautifully captures the essence of his journey by stating on his website, "There is a pure beauty in their goals and family ties, their belief in gods and nature, and their will to do the right thing in order to be taken care of when their time comes. Whether in Papua New Guinea or in Kazakhstan, in Ethiopia or in Siberia, tribes are the last resorts of natural authenticity."

Click here to view the stunning photos and learn about the tribes.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sam Silver Undercover Pirate

Skeleton Island and The Ghost Ship introduce young Sam Silver, an ordinary boy who leads a normal life living above his parents’ restaurant. When he finds a magic gold coin, he is sent back in time to a pirate ship that once belonged to his ancestor, Joseph Silver. In Skeleton Island, Sam must befriend the wary, knife-wielding pirates and lead them to buried treasure. In The Ghost Ship, Sam and his crew must face a ghost ship that is causing trouble on the high seas.  These are fun out-loud-reads with Swashbucklers of all ages.

Click here to learn more about Skeleton Island.
Click here to learn more about The Ghost Ship.