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Author Fullerton, Alma, author.
Title A good trade / Alma Fullerton ; illustrations by Karen Patkau.
Pub Info Toronto, Canada : Pajama Press, [2020]
book jacket
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
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Summary 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.
Awards Ontario Library Association Best Bets, 2012.
Subject Children -- Uganda -- Juvenile fiction.
Children and war -- Uganda -- Juvenile fiction.
Poverty -- Uganda -- Juvenile fiction.
Gifts -- Uganda -- Juvenile fiction.
Gratitude -- Uganda -- Juvenile fiction.
Responsibility in children -- Uganda -- Juvenile fiction.
Children -- Uganda -- Fiction.
Children and war -- Uganda -- Fiction.
Poverty -- Uganda -- Fiction.
Gifts -- Uganda -- Fiction.
Gratitude -- Uganda -- Fiction.
Responsibility in children -- Uganda -- Fiction.
Uganda -- Juvenile fiction.
Uganda -- Fiction.
Genre Picture books.
Subject Children -- Juvenile fiction.
Family members -- Juvenile fiction.
Add Author Patkau, Karen, illustrator.
ISBN 9781772781175
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