My Librarian Is a Camel

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 1, 2005

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 is the award-winning author of twenty-six books for children. Passionate about literacy, she writes children's and educational materials, edits the web magazine KIDSWWWRITE, and conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. When she isn't travelling, Margriet runs a booklover's bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.