Far Away Places!

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Discover family, food, and adventure across the world with these titles: Bee-Bim Bop!, Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, My Abuelita, and If You Lived Here: Houses of the World.

  • Format: Boxed Set
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544539143
  • ISBN-10: 0544539141
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 07/31/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 12

About the book

This set includes: Bee-Bim Bop!, Wangari's Trees of Peace : A True Story from Africa, My Abuelita, and If You Lived Here : Houses of the World.


Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park, Ho Lee
A wonderful paperback picture book about the joys of family and food, from Newbery Award winning author Linda Sue Park.


Bee-bim bop ("mix-mix rice") is a traditional Korean dish. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells of helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and sitting down to enjoy a favorite meal. The enthusiasm of the narrartor is conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist’s childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean-American family. The book includes Linda Sue’s own bee-bim bop recipe!


Wangari's Trees of Peace : A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans. . . .

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.


My Abuelita by Yuyi Morales, Tony Johnston
Winner of a 2010 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor!


Abuelita’s hair is the color of salt. Her face is as crinkled as a dried chile. She booms out words as wild as blossoms blooming. She stuffs her carcacha—her jalopy—with all the things she needs: a plumed snake, a castle, a skeleton, and more. Her grandson knows he has the most amazing grandmother ever—with a very important job. What does Abuelita do? With her booming voice and wonderful props, Abuelita is a storyteller. Next to being a grandmother, that may be the most important job of all.

Sprinkled with Spanish and infused with love, My Abuelita is a glorious celebration of family, imagination, and the power of story.


If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche
Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.


If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.


With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.