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The Water Princes BSW1305

US$19.95

With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.

Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, acclaimed author Susan Verde and award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water.

吉吉公主的王国是一个美丽的非洲小村庄,那儿有着辽阔的天空和温暖的大地,但却缺少洁净的饮用水。每天清晨,她都会在日出前起床,跟着妈妈长途跋涉,到河边打水。她头上顶着的不是王冠,而是一个用来盛水的罐子。晚上,她和妈妈一起把水带回家,全家人喝着煮沸后干净的水,吉吉开始憧憬明天的美好生活。她梦想有一天,她生活的村庄里会有清凉的、水晶般清澈的水。本书的故事来源于非洲布基纳法索裔模特乔吉.巴蒂尔的童年经历。作者苏珊.韦尔德和插画家彼得.雷诺兹的出众才华在这本令人惊艳的绘本中得以完全呈现。如今,“瑞恩的井”基金会和乔吉.巴蒂尔基金会正在共同努力,为布基纳法索带去清洁的饮用水,让吉吉的梦想变为现实。

By Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter Reynolds, Hardcover, Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters, 32 pages/book, 9.8x7.9
 
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