Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter
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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