Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter

Geography Cultures

By Jeanette Winter

Luis likes to learn, yet quickly his condo in Colombia is so choked with books there is slightly room for the family members. What to do? Then he comes up with the best solution--a touring library! He buys donkeys--Alfa and Beto--and travels with them during the land, bringing books and studying to the kids in remote villages. attractive! whole with an author's be aware in regards to the actual guy on whom this tale is predicated.

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This tradition continues in Ireland today. In Ireland, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish fact from fancy. Through the storytelling tradition, fancy can become as real as fact. The stories of Saint Patrick are an excellent example of this. In the United States, there is the story of Saint Patrick driving all of the snakes out of Ireland. In Ireland, the story most commonly heard about Saint Patrick is his confrontation with the Celtic high king on the hills of Slane and Tara in the Valley of the River Boyne.

The stories seen or heard of Ireland in movies, television, and books are commonly rags-to-riches stories of immigrants who had a tough go, but somehow found their way. The Irish are one of the most popular immigrant groups in America, even among those with little or no Irish ancestry. The numerous Saint Patrick’s Day parades throughout the United States, from Boston and New York to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, attest to America’s fascination with Irish culture. CULTURAL PRACTICES: MUSIC, DANCE, AND LITERATURE Three popular aspects of Irish culture that have diffused beyond Ireland and captured the interest of many Americans are music, dance, and literature.

Often, the rath enclosed farmsteads, especially cattle and sheep. These forts discouraged cattle raids and theft. Little is known of the religion of the ancient Iron Age Celts. Druids were important people in the kingdoms. They were somewhat like a combination of priests, judges, doctors, and prophets. It is known that many of the places held sacred to the Celts have maintained their status today, often being adopted as sacred by Christians. The Celtic Age in Ireland coincided with the age of the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean.

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