Last edited by Shakalrajas
Friday, July 10, 2020 | History

11 edition of The camel bookmobile found in the catalog.

The camel bookmobile

by Masha Hamilton

  • 242 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Harper Perennial in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMasha Hamilton.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3558.A44338 C36 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination308 p. ;
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23122167M
ISBN 100061173495
ISBN 109780061173493
LC Control Number2008011573
OCLC/WorldCa156818232

  Hamilton’s latest novel, “The Camel Bookmobile,” has a quieter provenance. In Kenya, books are delivered to remote villages by camel — a discovery Hamilton has put into her fiction hopper Author: Claire Dederer. Masha Hamilton is a journalist who has worked for NBC Mutual Radio, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, and other well-known news organizations, Masha Hamilton is the author of The Distance Between Us and Staircase of a Thousand Steps and The Camel Bookmobile.

The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world. The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages. A poignant story, one that raised questions about the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew /5(26). The Camel Bookmobile made its first run almost a decade ago. Three dromedaries trudged through dusty, arid northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia to bring a library to settlements so tiny and far-flung they’d become nearly invisible; places lacking roads and schools, where most people had never held a book between their hands and where they lived daily with .

Once a fortnight, the nomadic settlement of Madidima, set deep in the dusty Kenyan desert, awaits the arrival of three camels laden with panniers of books. This is the Camel Bookmobile. The only condition of the Camel Bookmobile is that every book must be returned or else the visits will cease. Then one day a book is stolen. The only condition of the camel bookmobile is that every book must be returned each week or else the visits will cease. Then one day a book is stolen. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Librarians -- Fiction. Bookmobiles -- Fiction. Books and reading -- Fiction.


Share this book
You might also like
The big sea

The big sea

legality of picketing

legality of picketing

Current problems in property law.

Current problems in property law.

New moons visibility and international Islamic calendar for the Afro-Asian and European region, 1407H-1421H

New moons visibility and international Islamic calendar for the Afro-Asian and European region, 1407H-1421H

Options

Options

Range condition report prepared for the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Range condition report prepared for the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Balancing pregnancy with pre-existing diabetes

Balancing pregnancy with pre-existing diabetes

Skin and bones

Skin and bones

Instructions for non-Catholics

Instructions for non-Catholics

Lives of the great gardeners

Lives of the great gardeners

Harvard reading list in American history, June, 1937.

Harvard reading list in American history, June, 1937.

Goldilocksand the three bears

Goldilocksand the three bears

relationship of the 300-mb jet stream to tornado occurrence

relationship of the 300-mb jet stream to tornado occurrence

Financial management

Financial management

Evaluation of the seismic vulnerability of Bangladeshi

Evaluation of the seismic vulnerability of Bangladeshi

Blood legacy

Blood legacy

Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, with summary

Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, with summary

The camel bookmobile by Masha Hamilton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Camel Bookmobile follows an American librarian who travels to the arid bush of northeastern Kenya to give meaning to her life, but ultimately loses a piece of her heart. A compelling novel that shows how one life can change many, in spite of dangerous and seemingly immutable obstacles/5.

Book Summary. The Camel Bookmobile follows an American librarian who travels to the arid bush of northeastern Kenya to give meaning to her life, but ultimately loses a piece of her heart. A compelling novel that shows how one life can change many, in spite of dangerous and seemingly immutable obstacles.

The Camel Bookmobile made its first run almost a decade ago. Three dromedaries trudged through dusty, arid northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia to bring a library to settlements so tiny and far-flung they'd become nearly invisible; places lacking roads and schools, where most people had never held a book between their hands and where they lived daily with.

The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world. The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages.

A poignant story, one that raised questions about the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew 4/4(48). The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world.

The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages. A poignant story, one that raised questions about the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew Cited by: 3. Masha Hamilton's compelling third novel, The Camel Bookmobile, leaves no room for doubt: Books are oks, novels, parenting books—they all matter to Fiona "Fi" Sweeney, a librarian from Brooklyn The camel bookmobile book for fulfillment atop a book-laden camel in The camel bookmobile book arid and dangerous bush of Kenya.

Evocative, seamless, and haunting, The Camel Bookmobile is a powerful saga that challenges our fears of the unknown The Camel Bookmobile is Masha Hamilton's third book following her excellent novel, The Distance Between Us. year-old New Yorker, Fi Sweeney, is on a mission to find meaning in her life by "making a difference".

The Camel Bookmobile vibrates with the life and landscape of Africa. BookPage. a poignant, ennobling, and buoyant tale of risks and rewards, surrender and sacrifice. Booklist (starred review) Masha Hamilton’s portrayal of nomadic culture is Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

The Camel Bookmobile. by Masha Hamilton. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Select a Bookseller - Direct Link to Buy. Amazon; Apple Books; Audiobook; Audiobooks Now; B&N ; Book Passage ; Book People ; Books & Books ; Books Inc ; Books-A-Million ; Brookline Booksmith ; Changing.

The Camel Bookmobile follows an American librarian who travels to the arid bush of northeastern Kenya to give meaning to her life, but ultimately loses a piece of. Explore the book “So beautifully written it nearly took my breath away.” —Carol Katsoulis, Anderson'S Bookshop, Naperville, Il The Camel Bookmobile.

book takes readers into the remotest areas of the African continent to explore what happens when modern Western traditions are introduced into the very fabric of a third world, traditionally nomadic society. Based on actual events, THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE tells the story of an American librarian (and her book-bearing caravan).

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton. The Camel Bookmobile is a novel by Masha Hamilton about.

The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world. The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages.

A poignant story, one that raised questions about the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew /5(26). Did you like the book. If so, why. If not, why not. the imposition of Western values and the loss of centuries of tradition. Can the Camel Bookmobile be seen as an allegory for what’s still taking place in the world today.

to reinforce the theme of books as instruments of change and growth. Each character is changed in some way by. In "The Camel Bookmobile" (), Masha Hamilton weaves a fascinating, multi-layered story about some overdue library books. This isn't an ordinary library, however. The books are, in fact, packed on the back of a camel and taken to remote villages in Kenya, where most of the people can't even read, let alone read English, which is the language /5(28).

The Camel Bookmobile A Novel. by Masha Hamilton. On Sale: 10/13/ Read a Sample Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. $ + See More U.S. & International Retailers. The Camel Bookmobile. by Masha Hamilton. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.

Select a Bookseller - Direct. In THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE Fi travels to settlements where people have never held a book in their hands. Her goal is to help bring Dr. Seuss, Homer, Tom Sawyer, and Hemingway to a largely illiterate and semi-nomadic populace.

However, because the donated books are limited in number and the settlements are many, the library. The Camel Bookmobile This month sees the release of Gotham Novel teacher Masha Hamilton’s third novel, The Camel Bookmobile. The story centers around a camel bookmobile that delivers books to villagers in a remote area of Kenya.

The camel bookmobile has one rule: if a single volume goes missing, the entire settlement is cut from the route. The Camel Bookmobile is the kind of novel that made me love reading in the first place.

Fiona Sweeney travels from New York City to Africa to bring books on camels to villages that follow the rains. In this world, books are as threatening as they are liberating, and their mere presence causes a variety of personal reactions in the people the 5/5(5).

THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE is a triumphant tale of the indomitable human spirit similar in feeling and themes to the immensely popular Slumdog Millionaire.Publisher Harper Collins, April In THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE, Masha Hamilton tells the story of a restless American librarian searching for more meaning in her life who travels to Africa to help start a library carrying books to remote settlements on the backs of camels.

The bookmobile divides the semi-nomadic people it intends to serve: [ ]. Volunteer Fi Sweeney, her heart filled with passion and possibilities, is surprised to discover that the project divides friends and neighbours.

To Kanika, who reads every book she can lay her hands on, the Camel Bookmobile brings hope. But to some it represents the inevitable destruction of a fragile way of life.