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"Dash loves living at home with her family. Many children she knows live at a boarding school far, far away. But Dash's teacher comes to their yurt three times a week for home school. Today, her teacher reads Dash's favorite book. But a big snowstorm is on its way and she must leave quickly to get home before it hits. Father and Grandfather worry the animals will freeze out in the bitter cold. But Dash has an idea that just might help her family save their animals. A story of imagination and survival of a Mongolian nomadic family." -- publisher
"Based on an original tale by award-winning Mongolian author, Dashdondog Jamba, and retold by distinguished author, Anne Pellowski, find out how the traditional Mongolian tent house (called a ger in Mongolian and a yurt in Turkish), was created in the ancient past by drawing on the example of nature, and how it later became a symbol of friendship and harmony. With stunning illustrations by renowned artist, Beatriz Vidal, experience first-hand the wide-open steppes of Mongolia!" -- publisher
Baby Jilu recounts his first year of life in a nomadic Mongolian community.