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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.

Synopsis:

It is the first day of school in Chad, Africa. Children are filling the road. But when Thomas 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."

About the Author

Master storyteller James Rumford combines his love for art and history in his picture books. Each of his books is vastly different in its content, design, and illustrations but one aspect remains constant throughout his work: his passion about his subjects. Rumford, a resident of Hawaii, has studied more than a dozen languages and worked in the Peace Corps, where he traveled to Africa, Asia, and Afghanistan. He draws from these experiences and the history of his subject when he is working on a book. His book Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing was a 2005 Sibert Honor winner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547243078
Author:
Rumford, James
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Rain and rainfall
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20101028
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in 0.86 lb
Age Level:
03-07

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"Synopsis" by , It is the first day of school in Chad, Africa. Children are filling the road. But when Thomas 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."
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