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Kessler, Cristina ; ill. by Walter Lyon Krudop
New York : Orchard, 2000.
IL K-3  RL 2.5
ISBN 0531302849 
Fatima 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.
SUBJECTS:     Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Water -- Fiction.
                        Sudan -- Fiction.


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