Our World of Water

Children and Water Around the World

Beatrice Hollyer

Henry Holt and Co.

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Wherever we live in this world—whether our country is rich or poor—water is vital to our survival on this planet. This book follows the daily lives of children in Peru,Mauritania, the United States, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Tajikistan, and explores what water means to them.Where does it come from? How do they use it?
 
With the growing threat of climate change affecting all our lives, this book invites discussion on the ways different countries and cultures value this most precious of our planet’s natural resources.

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Foreword by Zadie SmithA Book about Water?

This book is about water.

For many people in the developed world, water doesn’t seem a very interesting topic. It’s everywhere—so obvious and so simple! It flows from our taps into our glasses, into our cooking pots and kettles. It’s in our sinks, our baths, our toilets. We don’t have to walk very far. We certainly don’t have to carry it anywhere. It’s in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in a hose in our gardens. Sometimes we even leave it running while we do something else.

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“North American readers will come away with a greater appreciation for a substance they’ve likely not thought much about and the role it plays in children’s lives across the globe.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Published in association with Oxfam, this nicely designed book describes the way children in six countries use water in their daily lives.”—Booklist


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About the Author

Beatrice Hollyer

BEATRICE HOLLYER has been a writer and traveler all her life. As a television reporter and newscaster, she covered conflicts in the Gulf, the Middle East, South Africa, and the former Yugoslavia, and reported from Europe and the United States. She was born in South Africa and has been living in London, England, for the past twenty years.

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Our World of Water
Children and Water Around the World
Beatrice Hollyer

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805089417
ISBN10: 0805089411
Picture Book Nonfiction
9 x 11 inches, 48 pages, Full-color photographs throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: Q

$17.99
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