Age 4-7
Grade PK-3

James Rumford

Rain School

Hardcover (HMH Books for Young Readers Oct. 25, 2010) , 1 edition

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.

AWARDS: Kentucky Bluegrass Awards 2012 Master List Grades K-2
0547243073 / 9780547243078
14.1 oz.
11.0 x 0.3 in.

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