The way to school

Rosemary A. McCarney

Book - 2015

Your way to school might be by yellow bus, bicycle or car, but around the world children are also getting to class by canoe, through tunnels, up ladders, by donkey, water buffalo or ox cart. In Rosemary McCarney's The Way to School, a collection of gorgeous, full-color photographs of schoolchildren from Myanmar, Ghana, Brazil, China, Canada and beyond, readers will see that the path to school can be "long and hard and even scary" depending on the lay of the land, the weather, even... natural disasters.

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Published
Toronto, ON : Second Story Press [2015].
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN
9781927583784
1927583780
Main Author
Rosemary A. McCarney (author)
Corporate Author
Plan (Organization) (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 3—This compelling photo essay from McCarney, president and CEO of Plan International Canada, an international agency devoted to helping children in developing nations, presents the physical challenges of going to school. Spare text and beautiful images powerfully and accessibly demonstrate how environmental hazards, rough terrains, and poverty impede children from reaching their destination. Each picture speaks to the importance of education and the determination of kids around the world who are willing to risk their lives to attain it. Labeled with the name of the country where it was taken, each photograph emphasizes the stark contrast between the average American student and others around the world who traverse hazards and obstacles for the chance to get an education. VERDICT An excellent starting point to discuss diversity and culture in the primary grades.—Annette Herbert, F. E. Smith Elementary School, Cortland, NY [Page 179]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Describes the different ways children in developing countries travel to school, crossing rivers, mountains, and fields of ice, emphasizing the difficulties of accessing education in remote areas.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school. No simple school bus picks them up each day, but rather children travel through disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines daily to get to the classroom. Some of them even carry their desks! In this beautiful picture book for young readers, every image and spread speaks to the desire for an education and the physical commitment the children make each day as they journey to school.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to school. No simple school bus picks them up each morning, but rather these children negotiate disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines to reach the classroom.