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A Good Trade

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When an aid worker brings a life-changing gift to Kato's Ugandan village, he finds something beautiful to give her in return

In a small Ugandan village, Kato wakes early to start the long, barefoot trek beyond his village and along fields dotted with cattle and guarded by soldiers. His destination is the village well, where he will pump a day's supply of water into two jerry cans. Like every day, Kato lets the water splash over his hot tired feet before carrying his heavy load back home, where his chores await him. But this is no ordinary day. The aid worker's truck has come to the village square, and in the back is a gift so special, the little boy rushes home to look for something to repay the aid worker.

Alma Fullerton's spare, lilting prose tells a deceptively simple story of one day in a little boy's life. But in a place ravaged by a generation of civil war and drought, a village well brings life, a gift of shoes is a cause for celebration, and a simple flower becomes an eloquent symbol of peace and gratitude.

ISBN-13: 9781772781182

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Pajama Press

Publication Date: 03-03-2020

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 8.90h x 9.90w x 0.30d

Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Fullerton, Alma: - Alma Fullerton's free-verse novels for juvenile and young adult readers have earned her multiple nominations and awards, including the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award and the CLA Book of the Year Honour. Her acclaimed picture books explore ways of life around the world and celebrate children's resilience and capacity for joy. They include A Good Trade, Community Soup, In a Cloud of Dust, and When the Rain Comes. Alma lives in Midland, Ontario.Patkau, Karen: - Author, illustrator, designer, and visual artist Karen Patkau's distinctive art can be found in more than a dozen picture books for children. She is the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Medal for her first picture book, Don't Eat Spiders, and her work has been regularly nominated for awards ever since. Amongst other honors, One Watermelon Seed was a Bank Street Best Book, and Creatures Yesterday and Today was chosen for the Book Sense Summer Children's Picks List. Karen lives in Toronto, Ontario.