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Author Lawson, JonArno, author.
Title The playgrounds of Babel / JonArno Lawson ; [illustrations by] Piet Grobler.
Pub Info Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2019.
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Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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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."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Issued also in electronic format.
Subject Interpersonal communication -- Juvenile fiction.
Babel, Tower of -- Juvenile fiction.
Translating and interpreting -- Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Interpersonal communication -- Fiction.
Translating and interpreting -- Fiction.
Babel, Tower of -- Fiction.
Genre Picture books.
Add Author Grobler, Piet, illustrator.
Related To Lawson, JonArno, author. Playgrounds of Babel./ Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2019. (CaOONL)20189065559
Online version: Lawson, JonArno. Playgrounds of Babel. Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2019 1773060376 9781773060378 (OCoLC)1080210947
ISBN 9781773060361
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