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Librarian of Basra

Librarian of Basra
 

Presents the true story of how Alia Baker, the librarian of the Basra library, and her friends managed to save the books of the library before the library was burned to the ground during the 2003 Iraq War. Ages 6+ years.

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ISBN 9780152054458
Published 1 January 2005 by Harcourt
Format Hardback, New title
Author(s) By Winter, Jeanette
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780152054458
ISBN-10 0152054456
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Harcourt
Imprint Harcourt Children's Books
Publication Date 1 January 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Winter, Jeanette
Category Award Winning
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 32 pp
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 273mm
Weight 372g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Librarians - Iraq - Ba srah - Biography - Juvenile literature., Libraries - Destruction and pillage - Iraq - Ba srah - Juvenile literature., Iraq War, 2003 - Juvenile literature.
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 398.2
Catalogue Code 39068

Description of this Book

Presents the true story of how Alia Baker, the librarian of the Basra library, and her friends managed to save the books of the library before the library was burned to the ground during the 2003 Iraq War.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) (Recommended) 2005 -- Winner of Children's Book Committee Award (Nonfiction) 2005 -- Commended for Middle East Book Awards (Picture Book) 2005 -- Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Seven to Ten) 2006 -- Short-listed for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Children's Illustrated) 2005
NZ Review a vibrantly illustrated tale of valor and resiliency in the worst of times -- Jeanette Winter Parade magazine (05/01/2005)

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Author's Bio

JEANETTE WINTER has illustrated many books for children, including Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston and her own Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book, My Name Is Georgia, and Josefina. She lives in New York City.

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