The Butter Man
By Elizabeth Alalou
(Charlesbridge, Hardcover, 9781580891271, 32pp.)
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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As young Nora waits impatiently for her mother to come home from work and for her father to serve the long-simmering couscous that smells so delicious, her father tells her about his childhood in Morocco. During a famine, when Nora's grandfather had to travel far to find work and bring food for the family, her father learned the valuable life lessons of patience, perseverance, and hope.
Elizabeth Alalou is a writer. She met Ali Alalou, who was born and raised in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, when she was serving as a Peace Corp volunteer in southern Morocco, where they both taught in a public school. They are now married and live with their four children near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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