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Kampung Boy - by Lat (Paperback)

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Kampung Boy is a favorite of millions of readers in Southeast Asia. With masterful economy worthy of Charles Schultz, Lat recounts the life of Mat, a Muslim boy growing up in rural Malaysia in the 1950s: his adventures and mischief-making, fishing trips, religious study, and work on his family's rubber plantation. Meanwhile, the traditional way of life in his village (or kampung) is steadily disappearing, with tin mines and factory jobs gradually replacing family farms and rubber small-holders. When Mat himself leaves for boarding school, he can only hope that his familiar kampung will still be there when he returns. Kampung Boy is hilarious and affectionate, with brilliant, super-expressive artwork that opens a window into a world that has now nearly vanished.

Number of Pages: 141
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: First Second
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Lat
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2006
TCIN: 53756841
UPC: 9781596431218
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-5480
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