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The Water Princess

Written by Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel & illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
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Sep 13, 2016
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Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village

With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.

Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, acclaimed author Susan Verde and award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water.

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Who Wrote The Water Princess

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Susan Verde

Susan Verde is the author of the I Am series illustrated by Peter Reynolds, including the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. In addition to writing books, she is a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York

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Georgie Badiel
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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399172588
Publication Date:
September 13, 2016
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014046250
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399172580
Lexile® Level:
480L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
184781
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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