My Librarian Is a Camel

How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World


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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.
  • Boyds Mills Press; October 2014
  • ISBN 9781629792736
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: My Librarian Is a Camel
  • Author: Margriet Ruurs
  • Imprint: Boyds Mills Press
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  • 9781629792736

In The Press

"With little information available about libraries of the world, this title offers a glimpse into the world of books, which several countries consider as important as air or water. This might be an interesting revelation to many students who consider reading a laborious task and to those who take an abundance of books very much for granted." School Library Journal

About The Author

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.