In A Cloud Of Dust

in-a-cloud-of-dustAnna lives in a Tanzanian village, where she has a long walk to the schoolhouse. She has a hard time doing homework because it is dark when she gets home from school. One day, she misses the visit of the bicycle library truck. In her village, bicycles are expensive and many families cannot afford them. At a bicycle library, a child can sign out a bike just like we sign out books at our libraries. Anna hides her disappointment of not getting a bike by helping her classmates steer and balance their bikes. A friend gives Anna a bicycle when he gets to his house because she has farther to go. Anna then rides home and kicks up her own cloud of dust. Glowing oil painting in golds and oranges spotlight the simple, uplifting story about sharing. An author’s note highlights more information about bicycle libraries and organizations that distribute bikes to Africa and other developing countries. mjw
Title:  In A Cloud Of Dust
Author: Alma Fullerton
Illustrator
: Brian Deines
Publisher
: Pajama Press.  Toronto
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English
Original Copyright
: 2015
ISBN
: 1-978-1-927485-62-0
Paperback pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
Genre
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Tanzania
Author’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Author’s residence
: Ontario
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Toronto
Subjects
: Bicycles, Friendship, Libraries, School children, Tanzania

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