My Librarian Is a Camel

How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World

By Margriet Ruurs
(Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590780930, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 2005

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Description
Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water " This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries.



About the Author
Margriet Ruurs has been writing poems and stories since she was six years old. She is the author of Emma's Eggs, Emma and the Coyote, Big Little Dog, and A Mountain Alphabet, as well as several books for educators, including The Power of Poems. Margriet shares her love of writing, language, and poetry with children and teachers throughout North America.
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