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Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia

Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia

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A man, his burros, and his books bring joy to children in remote Colombian villages in this inspiring book based on a true story by celebrated picture book creator Jeanette Winter.

Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there's barely room for the family. What to do? Then he comes up with the perfect solution--a traveling library He buys two donkeys--Alfa and Beto--and travels with them throughout the land, bringing books and reading to the children in faraway villages.

Complete with an author's note about the real man on whom this story is based.

Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Published: 06/08/2010
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.00h x 8.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781416997788
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 138357 / Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia

Award: Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature - Commended
Award: Monarch Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 05/01/2010 pg. 84
Kirkus Review - Children 05/01/2010
Publishers Weekly 05/24/2010 pg. 52
School Library Journal 06/01/2010 pg. 92
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Jeanette Winter is a celebrated picture book creator whose acclaimed works include Diego; Oil; and The Secret Project, all written by Jonah Winter, and her own Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams; The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid; Nanuk the Ice Bear; Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery; Henri's Scissors; Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan; and The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq.

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