A Good Trade

A Good Trade Book CoverKato, a young Ugandan boy, carries two jerrry cans of water every day from the village well to his family.  He passes cattle fields, soldiers standing guard, and an aid worker’s truck that is filled with colorful shoes.  He finds a white poppy in the field and trades it for brand new shoes.  The poppy is a symbol of peace and goodwill.  Bright, geometric digital collage pictures provide a snapshot of Kato’s war-torn village life. mjw
Title: A Good Trade
Author: Alma Fullerton
Illustrator
: Karen Patkau
Publisher
: Pajama Press
Copyright
: 2012
Original language
: English
ISBN
: 978-0-9869495-9-3
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 5-8
Genre
: Picture book
Book setting
: Uganda
Author’s residence
: Canada
Illustrator’s residence
: Canada
Awards
: 2014 Bank Street Best Books List, 2013 White Raven Award
Subjects
: Canada, Children and war, Eastern Africa, Poverty, Social issues, Uganda, War

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