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Book Uncle and me / Uma Krishnaswami ; illustrations by Julianna Swaney.

Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956- author. (Author). Swaney, Julianna, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cambridge City Public Library - Cambridge City J Kri (Text) 76893000262400 Juvenile Fiction 3-5 Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood JEC KRI (Text) 36626103782017 JUV New Early Chapter Books Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland JF KRISH (Text) 76383000445473 Kids New Shelf, JF Reshelving -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon JUV FIC KRI (Text) 30653005576384 New Juvenile Books Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville J FIC KRI (Text) 37323005283356 CHILD_FIC Available -
North Webster Community Public Library - North Webster J KRI (Text) 72436000105905 Juvenile Available -
Perry County Public Library - Tell City J F KRI (Text) 70621000441224 Juvenile - NEW Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library J FIC Krishnas (Text) 31208912474915 children new book Available -
South Whitley Community Public Library - South Whitley JF KRI (Text) 30402004653640 JUVENILE FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781554988082
  • ISBN: 155498808X
  • Physical Description: 149 pages : black & white illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books : 2016.

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Summary, etc.: Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she's just a kid. She can't even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends -- her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community. Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. It's an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunter's net. The birds realize that if they all flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free. And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard
Subject: Reading > Juvenile fiction.
Elections > Juvenile fiction.
Girls > Juvenile fiction.

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