Wednesday, October 13, 2010


 Written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Beach Lane Books; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416997784
ISBN-13: 978-1416997788

Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there's barely room for the family. What to do? Then he comes up with the perfect solution—a traveling library! He buys two donkeys—Alfa and Beto—and travels with them throughout the land, bringing books and reading to the children in faraway villages. Beautiful!

Complete with an author's note about the real man on whom this story is based.

Jeanette Winter is the acclaimed author/illustrator of many highly-regarded picture books, including Biblioburro, Nasreen's Secret School, The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq; Mama: A True Story in which a Baby Hippo Loses his Mama During a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home, and a New Mama; and Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa. She lives with her husband, artist Roger Winter, in New York.


The Children's Reading Hour
New Dates
Meet Author René Colato Laínez

The first 10 children to show up each Saturday
will receive an autographed book.

WHEN: Saturday October 16, 2010  at 12:00 pm

WHERE: Pan American Bank
3626 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

WHO: Pan American Bank, Edward James Olmos’ Latino Literacy Now! Latino Book & Family Festival.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Biblioburro book is great and I use it in class.

Keep up your spreading the word, René.