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Title:
Adventures to school : real-life journeys of students from around the world / by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul ; illustrated by Isabel Mu©łoz.
ISBN:
9781499806656
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Little Bee Books, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Abstract:
"Children all around the world go to school. Whether they're from Japan, Ukraine, Pakistan, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about our world and shape the future. Some children walk for three hours while others take a bus or walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and it emphasizes the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world Read along as students from fifteen different nations embark on their journeys to get to school in the morning, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of these countries along the way!"-- Provided by publisher.
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Kids around the world get to school in unique ways. Take a peek inside this book and see how they reach their destinations!

Children all around the world go to school. Whether they're from Japan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about the world and shape the future. In Bhutan, children walk for three hours to make it to school, and in Pakistan, children travel by rickshaw. Some children in China must climb a heaven ladder, while children in Nepal must walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and they signify the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world.

Read along as students from thirteen different nations embark on their journeys to get to school in the morning, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of these countries along the way!


Author Notes

Baptiste Paul grew up in St. Lucia, where he walked up mountain roads barefoot or wearing cracked rubber shoes that burned his feet. His steps eventually led him to earn degrees in environmental and political science from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. He now lives in Wisconsin, and this is his second book for children. His debut, The Field , was published by NorthSouth books. Visit him online at baptistepaul.com.

Miranda Paul is the award-winning children's author of The Great Pasta Escape , One Plastic Bag , Water Is Water , Trainbots , and Blobfish Throws a Party . Her books range from serious nonfiction to humorous picture books and have garnered starred reviews or placement on state reading lists. During her early school days, she rode a big yellow bus about an hour each way. Her grown-up school adventures have included teaching jobs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Gambia, and Wisconsin. Discover how to invite her to your school at mirandapaul.com.

Isabel Muñoz was born and raised in a small town in Spain. As a child, she loved to draw and paint, and she went on to study fine arts and become an illustrator. Isabel loves to look at children's books and search the colorful illustrations to find the tiniest details. She's constantly looking for fresh ideas to draw, so you'll probably find her sketching something new while she's enjoying a cup of tea.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The husband-and-wife coauthors explore how children from 13 countries travel to school. The accounts, which are fictionalized but are based on the commutes of actual children, are told in vivid first-person narratives, which Muñoz conveys in gentle, earnest illustrations. A boy in Pakistan rides a rickshaw "so full that all of us can barely fit inside." In Tokyo, a boy travels via subway, carrying a yellow flag so he can be spotted if he gets lost. Many of the journeys will be eye-opening to readers: in Bhuton, a girl walks three hours on foot to get to her school. Images made to resemble snapshots show each child in class and ready to learn, but readers will grasp the subtle message about how profoundly different a universal experience can be. Ages 4-8. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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