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eBook The Camel Bookmobile ePub

by Masha Hamilton

  • ISBN: 0297851802
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Masha Hamilton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Export Ed edition (2007)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1727 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1263 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf mbr lrf
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 831

Description

Camel Bookmobile running into the African bush, and who are dedicated to decreasing an illiteracy rate o. Other Books by Masha Hamilton.

Camel Bookmobile running into the African bush, and who are dedicated to decreasing an illiteracy rate of. more than 80 percent: Rashid M. Farah, Nimo Issack, Kaltuma Bonaya, and Joseph Otieno. FEBRUARY 1989-Mididima, North-Eastern Province, Kenya. Scar Boy. THE CHILD, WIDE-LEGGED ON THE GROUND, LICKED DUST off his fist and tried to pretend he was tasting camel milk.

A bookmobile or mobile library is a vehicle designed for use as a library. They have been known by many names throughout history including traveling library, library wagon, book wagon, book truck, library-on-wheels, and book auto service. Bookmobiles expand the reach of traditional libraries by transporting. Bookmobiles expand the reach of traditional libraries by transporting books to potential readers, providing library services to people in d locations (such as remote areas) and/or circumstances (such as residents of retirement homes).

The Camel Bookmobile. Fiona Sweeney wants to do something that matters, and she chooses to make her mark in the arid bush of northeastern Kenya. By helping to start a traveling library, she hopes to bring the words of Homer, Hemingway, and Dr. Seuss to far-flung tiny communities where people live daily with drought, hunger, and disease. Her intentions are honorable, and her rules are firm: due to the limited number of donated books, if any one of them is not returned, the bookmobile will not return.

In the process, they’d become as intimate with one another’s moods as they were with the shifting wind, the drifting dust he midday sun or the pressure . .

In the process, they’d become as intimate with one another’s moods as they were with the shifting wind, the drifting dust he midday sun or the pressure of a belly too long unfed. Even a break in routine they sensed in advance. Thus Neema knew, without deliberation, that if she wished to speak to Matani that morning, she must be outside his home extra early. She slept weakly and was waiting when he emerged

This is the Camel Bookmobile, a scheme set up to bring books to scattered tribes whose daily life is dominated by.The only condition of The Camel Bookmobile is that every book must be returned or else the visits will cease.

This is the Camel Bookmobile, a scheme set up to bring books to scattered tribes whose daily life is dominated by drought, famine and disease. Into their world comes an unexpected wealth of literature - from the adventures of Tom Sawyer to strange vegetarian cookbooks and Dr Seuss. Kanika, a young girl who lives with her grandmother, devours every book she can lay her hands on. Her best friend is Scar Boy, a child who was mauled at the age of three by a hyena.

learned more about life in an isolated village versus the book mobile history. If you have an anthropological interest you will enjoy the behind the scenes information. I am not so sure a book club would have enough to discuss.

The homepage of novelist and journalist Masha Hamilton, author of Staircase of a Thousand Steps, The Distance Between Us and The Camel Bookmobile.

The Camel Bookmobile follows an American librarian who travels to the arid bush of northeastern Kenya to give meaning to her life, but ultimately loses a piece of her heart. A compelling novel that shows how one life can change many, in spite of dangerous and seemingly immutable obstacles. When Fiona Sweeney tells her family she wants to do something that matters, they do not expect her to go to Africa to help start a traveling library.

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Comments

Broadcaster Broadcaster
This was such a disappointing book. The author does not develop any character fully nor any of the several plots. The beginning was dull, the characters and superficial and contradictory, and the ending was, well lame. It could have been so much more! I was hoping for a story about what it means to be literate, confronting Western values, and exploring African values all revolving around a wonderful charity service. Ultimately, it was an uninspired romance novel.
Defolosk Defolosk
I found this book interesting & moving. It really speaks to how necessary literacy is to give people more choices about how to live their lives. But it also addresses the issue of situations where a non-literate culture can see education as an intrusion by a more dominant & literate culture. This book inspires very provocative discussion in my book group.
Kazijora Kazijora
This amazing look into a simple culture and its values is very well told. The differences between cultures need to be valued by those who attempt to enrich them. The deeprooted value systems endemic to the simplest of societies should not be devalued. The courage it takes to reach out to children who need a chance to improve themselvles is made clear in this story, and the need for respect for the society from which the come is kept whole. Read it, especially if you entertain desires to proselytize.
Gianni_Giant Gianni_Giant
Wonderfully engaging book----loved it! The characters appeared real and the story was excellent and touching.
funike funike
This book succeeds on a variety of levels. It is first of all enjoyable fiction. The factual quotes before chapters lend a bleak reality to the stark conditions of the environment wherein the story transpires. It is, however, the richness of the characterization that makes the novel soar. Each character sings in a proud triumphant voice, as the bookmobile enters, leaves and then returns to the complexity of African life.
Gelgen Gelgen
I was going on a trip to Africa and wanted to read some books with an African theme. This was a great choice. Enjoyed learning about Africa amid an enthralling story line. This bookmobile really exists, although this story is fictional.
Nern Nern
This book is a wonderful insight into the African nomadic tribes and their relationship to the modern world. Her foray into their camp is not only educational, but inspirational and teaches us that love transcends impossible boundaries.
Really enjoyable read. At first it seems like it will be predictable, but not so. I read this with my book club and we all agreed that it was better than we expected.