Going to School in India

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Do you cross a rope bridge to get to school? Does your school meet in the middle of the desert? Does your school bus double as a classroom? If you lived in India, you might answer "yes!" In this inspiring book, meet students who overcome these and other challenges — all for the chance to learn.

Captivating photographs, engaging text and a contemporary, innovative design open a window to this vibrant culture.

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Overview

Do you cross a rope bridge to get to school? Does your school meet in the middle of the desert? Does your school bus double as a classroom? If you lived in India, you might answer "yes!" In this inspiring book, meet students who overcome these and other challenges — all for the chance to learn.

Captivating photographs, engaging text and a contemporary, innovative design open a window to this vibrant culture.

With a foreword by Indian actress and education activist Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994.

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Gr 4-6-"Every school day millions of children go to school in India in city classrooms, mountain fields, desert tents, and glowing temples." This brilliantly hued volume depicts 12 different types of learning situations. An eight-page foldout of photographs, sometimes set on a background of swirling color, shows how children get to school; a shorter foldout displays typical lunchtime foods. While containing interesting information and admirable in its concept, the book is poorly organized and difficult to use. The depiction of each "school," despite additional detail in small type, is often inadequate in answering such basic questions as to how many children learn this way or whether any adults are involved. The only map is on the table-of-contents page. Bright photographs and textured backgrounds extend to page edges; the text, set in black, white, or blue type, is very hard to read. At best, this is a coffee-table book for children.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570916663
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 93
  • Sales rank: 792,990
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.39 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Heydlauff believes that our imaginations can change the world. She grew up in England, Canada, and the United States, and now calls India home. Going to School in India was inspired by a seven-year-old British student who asked Lisa, his teacher, "What is it like to go to school in India?"

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