Biblioburro

A True Story from Colombia

Biblioburro

Illustrated by: Jeanette Winter
For Ages: 6 - 9
  • 5
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.
  • Beach Lane Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416997788 | 
  • June 2010 | 
  • Grades 1 - 4 | 
  • Lexile ® AD640
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Biblioburro

A man brings books-and joy-to the children of remote Colombian villages in Biblioburro, a moving book based on a true story from Jeanette Winter.

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About the Author

Jeanette Winter
Drawing by Jeanette Winter

Jeanette Winter

Jeanette Winter is a renowned picture book creator whose acclaimed works include Nanuk the Ice Bear; Malala, A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, A Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery; Henri’s Scissors; Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq; and Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan.

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