My Great Grandmother's Gourd by Cristina Kessler

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Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.

About Cristina Kessler

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Cristina is a freelance writer and photographer who has spent most of her adult life abroad. Her writing credits include a book, Lombok--Just Beyond Bali, and numerous features appearing in magazines. A 1972 graduate of San Luis Obispo State University, California, with a bachelor's in criminology, Cristina lists scuba diving, tennis, and Tai Chi among her favorite free-time activities. Kudrop studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Published September 1, 2000 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Before the coming of the dry season, villagers have always stored water in baobob trees called water gourds, but now that a new pump has arrived, they’ve grown complacent and dismiss the old ways.

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