Margaret Chiu Greanias

Writing stories to delight children

Amah Faraway

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A delightful story of a child’s visit to a grandmother and home far away, and of how families connect and love across distance, language, and cultures.

Kylie is nervous about visiting her grandmother-her Amah-who lives SO FAR AWAY.

When she and Mama finally go to Taipei, Kylie is shy with Amah. Even though they have spent time together in video chats, those aren’t the same as real life. And in Taiwan, Kylie is at first uncomfortable with the less-familiar language, customs, culture, and food.

Soon, Kylie is leading her Amah-Come see! Lái kàn kàn!-back through all her favorite parts of this place and having SO MUCH FUN! And when it is time to go home, the video chats will be extra special until they can visit faraway again.

Backmatter includes author and illustrator notes and a guide to some of the places and foods explored in Taiwan.

Illustrated by Tracy Subisak

Published by Bloomsbury Kids (January 25, 2022)

ISBN: 9781547607211

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VIDEO: Watch editor Sarah Shumway, illustrator Tracy Subisak, and author Margaret Chiu Greanias chat about AMAH FARAWAY (from School Library Journal’s Picture Book Palooza).

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Teacher Guide Grades 1-3

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