My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World

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Boyds Mills Press, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 30 pages
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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.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Margriet Ruurs, whose subsequent title, My School in the Rain Forest: How Children Attend School Around the World, is an exploration of the diverse educational venues to be found around the globe ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

This is the story of how books are delivered to remote villages around the world. The problem with the book lies in the audience for the book. Many of the vocabulary words in the text are too advanced ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Margriet Ruurs loves to visit her local library. She writes children's books and educational materials and conducts author visits in schools across the United States and Canada. She lives in Shedd, Oregon.

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