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Every day many children in Kenya run miles to school--so does Ndito. From her village in the highlands she runs barefoot, across ridges and down hills, under baobab trees and through tall grass. As she runs she calls up animal dreams to keep her company--she imagines she's floating like a gazelle and soaring like a crane. Anderson's text and van der Merwe's paintings evoke ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1996 by Henry Holt & Company
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Written about a Nigerian girl happily running to school one morning, this book is full of simile. In addition to being about children from a country that hardly any children's books are about, the language is too rich not to love this. Outstanding book. Could probably be used in any grade because the text and plot aren't too complex for a younger reader, but for the similes I'd probably use it in third to fifth when they're learning about that.
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Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerou ...more