My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World

by Margriet Ruurs

Not just camels, but elephants, buses, bikes, boats, and wheelbarrows are also among... read more

Not just camels, but elephants, buses, bikes, boats, and wheelbarrows are also among the unique way reading materials are delivered to children around the world through library and literacy initiatives in their countries. Margriet Ruur’s fascinating photodocumentary looks at programs in thirteen different countries, including books delivered by wheelbarrow on a beach in Australia, by mail to an Inuit village in Canada, by camels in Kenya, and by elephants in Thailand. There are floating libraries in Finland and Indonesia, a donkey-drawn cart in Zimbabwe, and a truck in Azerbaijan. Each two-page spread features a different country and includes a narrative about the program, photographs, and a fact box about the nation. (Ages 5–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006

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