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Rain School
by James Rumford


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It is the first day of school in Chad, Africa. Children are filling the road.
"Will they give us a notebook?" Thomas asks.
"Will they give us a pencil?"
"Will I learn to read?"
But when he and the other children arrive at the schoolyard, they find no classroom, no desks.  Read more...


 
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Overview

It is the first day of school in Chad, Africa. Children are filling the road.
"Will they give us a notebook?" Thomas asks.
"Will they give us a pencil?"
"Will I learn to read?"
But when he and the other children arrive at the schoolyard, they find no classroom, no desks. Just a teacher. "We will build our school," she says. "This is our first lesson."
James Rumford, who lived in Chad as a Peace Corps volunteer, fills these pages with vibrant ink-and-pastel colors of Africa and the spare words of a poet to show how important learning is in a country where only a few children are able to go to school.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780547243078
  • ISBN-10: 0547243073
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Africa
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

 
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