Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia

Jeanette Winter (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Beach Lane Books
Publish Date
June 08, 2010
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.3 X 0.5 X 8.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781416997788

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About the Author

Jeanette Winter is a celebrated picture book creator whose acclaimed works include Diego; Oil; and The Secret Project, all written by Jonah Winter, and her own Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams; The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid; Nanuk the Ice Bear; Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery; Henri's Scissors; Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan; and The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq.

Reviews

"Winter again roots a heartening and informative story in real life. Festive acrylic paintings transport readers to the lush Colombian jungle...Tropical colors ignite Winter's art, which has a pleasant folk art feel and an almost feltlike texture."--Publishers Weekly
* "Winter's captivating paintings evoke a South American feel in their brilliant palette...Winter's text is spare and streamlined, as usual, and here it has a particularly engaging, repetitive rhythm that builds into a lulling bedtime beat...Both understated and full of life, this satisfying story is a vibrant reminder of the pleasures of books and the difference one individual can make."--Booklist, starred review
"One person can make a difference, and in this book Luis Soriano makes all the difference in the world...Winter has a gift for creating nonfiction that is accessible to and appeals to very young readers. The story is well told, and the colorful illustrations reflect the flora and fauna of Colombia...Winter ends the book by saying, "A small corner of the world is enriched." What a terrific way to help children think about their role in doing the same."--School Library Journal
"Winter's account of his story targets young children and joins several other recent books about traveling libraries around the world. The author's cheery acrylics present the flora and fauna of the tropical forest in bright colors and naΓ―ve style...Sweet and uplifting."--Kirkus Reviews