Project Step-by-Step

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
03/03/2010 First step! Meeting with ESOL teachers and Bhutanese students. Make first list of teachers, artists, and writers to invite to editorial board.
04/01/2010 Begin search for books written in Nepali Find books from all over the world, many found in the International Children’s Digital Library.
06/01/2010 Book research continues Some through Outstanding International Books list
07/03/2010 First meeting in Laconia We talk about childhood stories and their meanings. We learn to call the book Bhutanese-Nepali English picture book to honor Bhutanese cultural identity.
07/14/2010 “Once There Was a Tree” at a Connections book discussion Group of Bhutanese people read this tale written by Natalia Romanova.
07/22/2010 Oh no! Are folktales being panned? Not by everyone! Some writings come out in support of folktales.
08/08/2010 Welcome folklorist Jo Radner! She will work in an ESOL class with an interpreter to begin story-gathering.
11/01/2010 Bhutanese students teach about stories ESOL teacher Laurie Lalish, Jo Radner, and Terry Farish welcome students and encourage their stories.
12/01/2010 Folktale workshops Continue to collect and record stories.
03/01/2011 Project featured on New Hampshire Public Radio
05/01/2011 “A Story of a Pumpkin”, told by Hari Tiwari, is chosen
05/02/2011 Dal Rai to illustrate and will prepare watercolor
08/01/2011 Susan Gaylord begins book design
08/03/2011 Next steps: book dummy, fabric scanning for design. Design, design, design!
09/01/2011 Narad Adhikari composes story in Nepali script This is from an English translation, based on a recording.
09/02/2011 Layout plans begin
10/07/2011 Hindi festival of cooking, eating, and coming together of family
10/07/2011 Sort through illustrations
01/12/2012 Drawings and illustrations by Bhutanese students Johanna Young’s ESOL class in Concord help with drawings and illustrations.

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