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Rain School (School And Library) (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. 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.

The children arrive on the first day of school and build a mud structure to be their classroom for the next nine months until the rainy season comes and washes it all away.
Number of Pages: 30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / Africa, School + Education
Format: Library
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: James Rumford
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2010
TCIN: 12941750
UPC: 9780547243078
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-9990
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