A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia

by Jeanette Winter

Published by Beach Lane Books, 2010
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4169-9778-8

Ages 3-7

Podcast featuring this book

Luis loves books. He loves them so much, he figures out a way to share his passion with people living in rural areas of Colombia. Loading books into crates he’s built for the backs of two burros, Alfa and Beto, Luis creates a “Biblioburro” – The Burro Library. Every week Luis and his Biblioburro travel “across the countryside to faraway villages in the lonely hills.” The trips are long, lonely, and sometimes dangerous, but once he arrives at his destination, Luis insists on reading aloud to the children who gather before they choose books to borrow. An author’s note tells of the real Luis Soriana, who has delivered books by burro to remote Colombian villages since 2000. Acrylic paint with pen and ink illustrations depict Luis’s weekly expeditions with lush colors and inviting detail. (MVL) ©2010 Cooperative Children’s Book Center

book cover
Book of the Week

In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest