Cristina ; ill. by Walter Lyon Krudop
York : Orchard, 2000.
and her grandmother live in a village in Sudan. The villagers have
no running water and rely on camels to haul water in from a distance.
When a new pump is installed in the village center, all the people are
very excited about the new technology. Everyone except Fatima's grandmother.
For many generations, water has been stored during the rainy season to
be used during the dry season. Now, with the new pump, the villagers
have abandoned the old ways and are relying on the new. Grandmother
does not trust the new ways and decides to stick with the old ways of storing
water. She is laughed at by the villagers as she works in the hot
sun. This is a story of the clash between traditional ways of doing
things and new technology. Can the two coexist? Find out in
MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER'S GOURD by Cristina Kessler.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Water -- Fiction.
Sudan -- Fiction.
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