By Mary Tavener Holmes
Think a giraffe that may sail from Alexandria, Egypt, to Marseille, France, in a ship with a different gap for her neck. think a giraffe which could stroll from Marseille to Paris in 41 days, donning fashionable boots and a cape. think a giraffe that captures the eye of one hundred thousand spectators in Paris as she parades in the course of the urban, inspiring work, poetry, porcelain designs, or even an unique coiffure. think Belle, a present from the pasha of Egypt to the king of France in 1827, a giraffe who made historical past. This e-book offers Belle’s real tale, instructed within the imagined phrases of her dedicated Sudanese caretaker, Atir, who followed her on her trip to Paris and stayed along with her until her demise eighteen years later. Illustrated with artifacts and work from the 19th century and with Jon Cannell’s jaunty art, Belle’s awesome tale either captivates and informs. An author’s be aware and pronunciation consultant are incorporated.
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Clark and Eve V. Clark. Finally, although it is impossible to mention them by name, I would like to thank the many parents and children who, in raising or being raised bilingually have, over the years, convinced me of the need for writing this book and provided much of the material which it contains. Page 1 PART I BACKGROUND Page 3 1 Introduction There are a number of different reasons why children become bilingual. For many people growing up in predominantly monolingual countries, bilingualism represents the exception rather than the rule.
That such families should value bilingualism in their children, rather than seek to avoid or escape from it, as is regrettably so often the case among less fortunate families, is the continuation of an approach of very ancient vintage, an approach that is in full agreement with the admonition that "to them that hath shall be given". Page xii However, there are at least two other kinds of bilingual families and Arnberg's book is directed toward these as well: to "bilingual families of the second kind".
But out of her flows Swedish and Swedish and Swedish! When she and I are together with her father, grandparents, at her day nursery, or with friends (all Swedish) it becomes natural for me to also address Anna in Swedish. e. speaking a totally incomprehensible language in front of others. This feels wrong to me, impolite, and, frankly, impossible. In the beginning when I was trying to be extremely consistent in speaking Polish, I tried to do this even in front of Swedes. But this ended up in my becoming completely silent after one or two words.