Galimoto

Galimoto

by Karen Lynn Williams, Catherine Stock
     
 

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Kondi is determined to make a galimoto — a toy vehicle made of wires. His brother laughs at the idea, but all day Kondi goes about gathering up the wire he needs. By nightfall, his wonderful galimoto is ready for the village children to play with in the light of the moon.

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Kondi is determined to make a galimoto — a toy vehicle made of wires. His brother laughs at the idea, but all day Kondi goes about gathering up the wire he needs. By nightfall, his wonderful galimoto is ready for the village children to play with in the light of the moon.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An African boy collects scraps of wire to make a galimoto --a toy vehicle. In PW 's words, ``Williams's gentle text and Stock's soft watercolors capture the essence of life in a small African village. Children . . . will warm to this tale of a boy's persistence and not-so-small accomplishment.'' Ages 4-8. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- When seven-year-old Kondi decides to fashion a galimoto (a generic term for various push-toys made from wires and sticks), his older brother is convinced that a small boy should not undertake such a difficult project. Besides, the elder brother reminds him, Kondi does not have enough wire to make a toy. Readers follow the clever boy through his small African village on his quest to obtain the precious material from adults and other children through persuasion and old-fashioned know-how. Although he encounters many obstacles in his search, Kondi's persistence is rewarded. Stock's bright watercolor illustrations energize this quiet tale. Readers will cheer Kondi as he sees his goal realized. A good read-aloud choice. --Denia Lewis Hester, Dewey School, Evanston, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688109912
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
One World Friends and Neighbors Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
195,595
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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