Tibet: Through the Red Box
Author: Peter Sis
Illustrator: Peter Sis
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Awards: ALA Notable Book, Caldecott Honor Book (1999).
Topics: picture book, imagination, Tibet, Asia, history, travel, Himalayas, Tibetan culture, nonfiction, diary
Summary: Explore a journey through the world of dreams and memories to Tibet.
- Tibet: Through the Red Box - Official Site
- Peter Sis: Tibet
Explore the information at the author's website
- Watch the Video about the boo
- Tibet through the Red Box (play) from Wikipedia
The book has been adapted for the theatre.
- Home Page of Tibet from Tibet Study Association
- Tibet: Greatest Places from the Science Museum of Minnesota
Written for young people, this page contains text, video, and images of Tibet.
- Tibet from Wikipedia
- Tibet Photos from Wikimedia Commons
- Tibet Photos from TerraNomada
- National Geographic Resources on Tibet
Learning and Teaching Connections
- Tibet Photo Journal. Create a photo journal of Tibet. Collect photos and compare them with the images in the book. Start with Tibet Photos from Wikimedia Commons.
- Diaries. Explore historical diaries. Write your own story based on a real diary. Go to E-scraps: Diaries, Journals, Logs, and Blogs for ideas.
- Dreamworld. Create your own dream world based on a place that you've visited. Use graphic software to create this world.
- Google Earth. Take a virtual trip to Tibet using Google Earth.
- Maze. Try a the Maze from Peter Sis's Tibet. Create your own maze using a local theme. For instance, you could create a maze through a river, canyon, or corn field.
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