The Way to School by Rosemary McCarneyThe Way to School by Rosemary McCarney

The Way to School

byRosemary McCarneyAs told byPlan International

Hardcover | September 1, 2015

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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.
Rosemary McCarney is Canada's Ambassador to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva. She was previously president and CEO of Toronto-based Plan Canada, one of the largest international development agencies in the country, where she spearheaded the Because I Am a Girl movement. She is the author of the internationally best-selling E...
Title:The Way to SchoolFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.35 × 8.78 × 0.45 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927583780

ISBN - 13:9781927583784


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book to kick-start inquiry-based learning I first saw this book in the spring when it came into the school library and knew that I had to have my own copy. Full of photographs and easy-to-comprehend text, it provides first-world students a different perspective on the perseverance that other children around the world must show just to get to school and home again. An excellent social studies resource and read-aloud suitable for Gr. 2 and up.
Date published: 2016-12-10

Editorial Reviews

This is a magnificent book for teachers to use in the classroom at the start of a new school year... this book belongs in every school library. - Children's Book Heal - 20150911