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My School in the Rain Forest
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Margriet gives an overview of the book:

A photo collage highlighting children in many different countries and the ways in which they go to school. The United Nations' calls education 'a basic human right' but children go to school under many different circumstances. The book features an international school in which 50 different languages are spoken. There is a floating school in Cambodia.  One child walks to school barefooted and class is under a tree in Inia, while a boy in Scotland lives year round in his boarding school in a castle. Some children never leave home and are home schooled, while Charlie in Australia only talks to his teacher over the radio in the School of the Air. This colorful mosaic shows education in many different aspects. Use it to connect students to the world through literature, social studies, even service learning opportunities. Read more here: www.margrietruurs.com
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A photo collage highlighting children in many different countries and the ways in which they go to school. The United Nations' calls education 'a basic human right' but children go to school under many different circumstances.

The book features an international school in which 50 different languages are spoken. There is a floating school in Cambodia.  One child walks to school barefooted and class is under a tree in Inia, while a boy in Scotland lives year round in his boarding school in a castle. Some children never leave home and are home schooled, while Charlie in Australia only talks to his teacher over the radio in the School of the Air.

This colorful mosaic shows education in many different aspects. Use it to connect students to the world through literature, social studies, even service learning opportunities.

Read more here: www.margrietruurs.com

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About Margriet

Margriet Ruurs is the author of 27 books for children. With a Master of Education degree from Simon Fraser University, she teaches writing workshops at elementary schools across North America and has been a guest lecturer at several universities, including Iowa Writing...

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Author's Publishing Notes

Kirkus Reviews features a review of Margriet Ruurs' My School In The Rain Forest. Accessible and inspiring, the depictions of these 13 schools are impressive in scope, and the sheer number of similarities and differences between the schools makes for a fascinating read. An excellent choice for the classroom and a strong introduction to such topics as global diversity and the importance of education.