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Madoulina : a girl who wanted to go to school
Bognomo, Joël Eboueme.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Penn. : Boyds Mills Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
When her mother needs her to work all day in the marketplace, a girl finds a way of continuing her education.
General Note:
"A story from West Africa."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 31084.
Format :


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Frank E. Merriweather Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Based on a play the author wrote for television, this story is told by eight-year-old Madoulina, who lives with her mother and younger brother in a poor section of Cameroon. While her brother goes to school, Madoulina must help her mother earn money by selling fritters in town. She meets the new teacher and relates her story; he visits the girl's mother and tells her how important it is for girls to be educated. The woman finally agrees to let Madoulina attend, after the teacher promises that the school will buy her fritters to give to the students. The illustrations appear to be ink drawings filled in with watercolor wash in soft shades of blue, green, yellow, and ocher, and the human figures are awkwardly rendered. The text is simply written, boring, and didactic. A poorly executed adaptation.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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