Six island children are running at daybreak over the hills, through the fields, across the city square to school! Never before has the love of learning (and learning together) been such a joyous time. Denise Lauture's buoyant, poetic text captures the happiness and youth of energetic children on the way to school; Reynold Ruffins perfectly illustrates the rich beauty of Haiti with the bright-colored vibrance of Haitian folk art. A great read-aloud book for the classroom.
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This book captivated my 3 and 5 year old granddaughters as I told them the story of children in Haiti. I had tried to explain Haiti to them the week before, but needed pictures to help, so I went to the local library and checked out this book. They liked it so much and understood Haiti so much better that I ordered the book from B&N. Pictures are very real (my sister goes on Mission Trips there every year) and story is very true and easy to understand.