My Rows and Piles of Coins
Clarion Books, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
"I emptied my secret money box, arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows . . ." The market is full of wonderful things, but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle. How happy he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy loads to market on his very own bicycle--and how disappointed he is to discover that he hasn't saved nearly enough! Determination and generosity are at the heart of this satisfying tale, set in Tanzania and illustrated with glowing watercolors that capture the warmth of Saruni's family and the excitement of market day.
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Review: My Rows and Piles of CoinsUser Review - Marianne - Goodreads
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa Mollel is a story about an African boy that takes place in Tansania. Saruni, the main character helps his mother carry goods to sell at the market, and after a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AAM_mommy - LibraryThing
cute story about earning money, saving for a special purchase and making sacrifices for one's family. Read full review