This delightful children’s picture book is colorfully illustrated with nearly 70 photos from Marilyn Laszlo’s 25 years in the jungle of Papua New Guinea where she translated the Bible into the language of the Sepik Iwam people at the village of Hauna.
A is for Airstrip
A Missionary’s Jungle Adventure
by Marilyn Laszlo with with Elizabeth Maddrey and Linda Ellen Perry
This delightful children’s picture book is colorfully illustrated with nearly 70 photos from Marilyn Laszlo’s 25 years in the jungle of Papua New Guinea where she translated the Bible into the language of the Sepik Iwam people at the village of Hauna. God’s amazing story through Marilyn is presented as an ABC book with a short rhyme for each letter of the English alphabet. There is also an activity for each letter, and pairs of words showing the English and Sepik Iwam ways to say some common words.
Children, teens, and adults will all love this book! A is for Airstrip makes a great gift for children and grandchildren, would be an entertaining read in your lobby or waiting room, and is an instant “Missions” lesson for homeschoolers and teachers in classrooms and in Sunday School. A fabulous addition to your Church or school library, too.
A Note to the Reader: Children can have a lot of fun with this book! Beyond simply reading the adventure, the back of the book includes an activity page with a suggestion for each letter of the alphabet. Second, see how many things you can point out in each picture that begin with the theme letter for that page. Write a list of all the rhyming pairs of words you can find in the book (for example, “night” and “light”). Finally, the top border of the page has vocabulary words translating from English to Sepik Iwam. The bottom border of the page has words translating from Sepik Iwam to English. In all cases, the English words are always in brown, and the Sepik Iwam words are always in purple. Can you learn some Sepik Iwam words? Can you write a short story with some Sepik Iwam words included? Be creative! Have fun!
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