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Book Information

Harper Collins 1991
  • Character-Building Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

A young boy in a village in East Africa has an idea.  He's going to make a Galimoto, a toy, for the children in his village.  When he digs through his treasure chest of bits and pieces, he finds his wire but it turns out he doesn't have quite enough.  Perseverance is a wonderful quality to have and this young fellow decides to visit other people in his village to see if he can find what he needs to make his Galimoto a reality.

This is a great story about having a goal and how hard it can be to make that dream come true.  Sometimes you have to summon your determination and just keep on going until things go the way you wanted them to.

This little boy may not have a lot of material wealth, his ball is made of plastic bags and his doll is cornstalks, but he has determination and perseverance and that is treasure indeed.

32 pages      978-0688109912    Ages 5-9

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,

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