My Rows And Piles Of Coins

My Rows And Piles Of Coins

Book - 1999
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"I emptied my secret money box, arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows . . ." The market is full of wonderful things, but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle. How happy he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy loads to market on his very own bicycle--and how disappointed he is to discover that he hasn't saved nearly enough! Determination and generosity are at the heart of this satisfying tale, set in Tanzania and illustrated with glowing watercolors that capture the warmth of Saruni's family and the excitement of market day.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780395751862
Branch Call Number: MOL
Characteristics: 32 p
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B.


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Mar 24, 2016

A beautifully illustrated storybook with a beautifully told story! A young Tanzanian boy works in the market each Saturday to earn a little spending money. He dreams of buying a bicycle, and carefully saves his coins. Before he can save up enough money, his father buys a motorbike and offers to sell his bike to his young son for the money he has saved. Such a sweet story showing how families work together, love each other and have compassion for each other, and also a story of appreciating the small things, and being wise and thoughtful in how you spend your money.

Aug 27, 2012

A Tanzanian folk tale for children.

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