Biblioburro : a true story from Colombia

by Winter, Jeanette.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j Z720.S67 W56 2010
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CLP - Beechview Children's Non-Fiction Collection j Z720.S67 W56 2010
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j Z720.S67 W56 2010
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j Z720.S67 W56 2010
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CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j Z720.S67 W56 2010
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j Z720.S67 W56 2010
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Summary
A man, his burros, and his books bring joy to children in remote Colombian villages in this inspiring book based on a true story by celebrated picture book creator Jeanette Winter.

Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there's barely room for the family. What to do? Then he comes up with the perfect solution--a traveling library! He buys two donkeys--Alfa and Beto--and travels with them throughout the land, bringing books and reading to the children in faraway villages.

Complete with an author's note about the real man on whom this story is based.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* As in The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq (2005), Winter once again tells an inspiring story about an untraditional library, but here her setting the lush jungles of Colombia rather than Basra's war-torn Iraq makes for a much lighter tale. After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with faraway villages. He starts with two burros one for himself, one for books and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night. Winter's captivating paintings evoke a South American feel in their brilliant palette and dense, green tropical scenes teeming with creatures, including large, orange-winged butterflies on every page. And Winter offers fresh, visual surprises. In a particularly imaginative scene, cartoon bubbles float over the children's heads, carrying scenes from the story Luis reads aloud. 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, as day turns into night. 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. An author's note fills in more about the real-life Luis and his biblioburros.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Winter (Nasreen's Secret School) again roots a heartening and informative story in real life. Festive acrylic paintings transport readers to the lush Colombian jungle, where the wife of an avid reader grumbles that his extensive book collection is cluttering their house ("What are we going to do, eat books with our rice?"). To solve the problem, Luis builds crates and packs them with books that he delivers-via burro-to adults and children in remote parts of the country. During a trip to El Tormento, one of the burros refuses to leave a stream where they've paused ("The children are waiting for us!" Luis coaxes), and a bandit who leaps out from the shadows grudgingly accepts a book instead of silver. Upon his arrival, Luis distributes piglet masks for children to wear as he reads them a tale about three renowned little pigs. Tropical colors ignite Winter's art, which has a pleasant folk art feel and an almost feltlike texture (the pages are rich with songbirds and smiley-faced butterflies). Winter concludes with a brief profile of the actual Luis. Ages 6-9. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Soriano, Luis -- Juvenile literature.
Soriano, Luis.
Biblioburro -- Juvenile literature.
Biblioburro.
Librarians -- Colombia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Teachers -- Colombia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Traveling libraries -- Colombia -- Juvenile literature.
Books and reading -- Colombia -- Juvenile literature.
Librarians.
Teachers.
Traveling libraries.
Books and reading.
Colombia.
Publisher New York :Beach Lane Books,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Audience 006-009.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781416997788 (hc)
1416997784 (hc)
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