1. See Detail

Sign up for an account and enjoy Php150 off your first order with a minimum of Php2000 purchase! Use HELLOBOOKWORM promo code at checkout. For first time orders only.

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks and Other Astonishments (Paperback)

Quick Overview

As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape she was able to turn to our world’s fierce and funny creatures fo guidance.

Get World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks and Other Astonishments (Paperback) by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and other nature books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Out of stock
₱699.00
D-coded

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.

As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape she was able to turn to our world’s fierce and funny creatures fo guidance.

“What the peacock can do,” she tells us, “is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life.” The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world’s gifts.

Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy.

More Information
ISBN 9781788168915
Length (cm) 12.8000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 19.6000
Publisher Souvenir Press
Publication Date Aug 4, 2022
Pages (number) 192
Genre N/A
Author Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews N/A
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account

No Related Posts

November Fully Booked Picks

Free Shipping