It's Back to School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around the World

Ellen Jackson, Author, Jan Davey Ellis, Illustrator Millbrook Press $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7613-1948-1
It's Back to School We Go! First Day Stories from Around the World by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Jan Davey Ellis, portrays the first day of class for children from 11 different countries. First-person accounts capture the similarities and differences among children across the globe. A Kenyan girl eats mandazi (fried bread) for lunch, a Peruvian boy paddles a canoe to school on the Amazon River and a Chinese boy's favorite subject is brush painting. All of these children share an eagerness to learn. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/04/2003
Release date: 08/01/2003
Genre: Children's
Library Binding - 32 pages - 978-0-7613-2562-8
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