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Digging for words : José Alberto Gutiérrez and the library he built  Cover Image Book Book

Digging for words : José Alberto Gutiérrez and the library he built / Angela Burke Kunkel ; illustrated by Paola Escobar.

Kunkel, Angela Burke, (author.). Escobar, Paola, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1984892630 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781984892638 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781984892638
  • ISBN: 1984892630
  • ISBN: 9781984892645
  • ISBN: 1984892649
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
In Bogotá, Columbia, young José eagerly anticipates Saturday, when he can visit the library started by José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector, and take a book home to enjoy all week. Includes note about Gutiérrez's life and Bogotá.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Schwartz & Wade Books.
Grades K-1. Schwartz & Wade Books.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2023.
Subject: Gutiérrez, José Alberto > Juvenile fiction.
Gutiérrez, José Alberto > Fiction.
Libraries > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Bogotá (Colombia) > Fiction.
Colombia > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

Available copies

  • 43 of 61 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Milford Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 61 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Milford Public Library KUNKEL (Text) 34013152426204 Elementary School Reading List Checked out 07/12/2022

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