In a Cloud of Dust

by Alma Fullerton

In a Tanzanian village school, Anna struggles to keep up. Her walk home takes so long that when she arrives, it is too dark to do her homework. Working through the lunch hour instead, she doesn’t see the truck from the bicycle library pull into the school yard. By the time she gets out there, the bikes are all gone. Anna hides her disappointment, happy to help her friends to balance and steer. She doesn’t know that a compassionate friend will offer her a clever solution–and the chance to raise her own dust. Told with lyric simplicity, In a Cloud of Dust shows how a single idea can impact so many children hoping for a better life.

Rainforest of Reading

Readers' Choice Award

2015/2016 in Saint Lucia for Grade 5
Rainforest of Reading Readers
Alma Fullerton Author Biography

I was born in Ottawa, Ontario. I moved to Germany after high school where I met my husband who was stationed in the Canadian military at Lahr. I moved back to Canada and now live in Midland with our two daughters, juggling real life with my passion for literature for youth.


Brian Dienes Illustrator Biography

Brian Deines is an acclaimed children’s book illustrator who has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award and the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award, among others. He has illustrated such varied titles as The Hockey Tree, The Road to Afghanistan and On a Snowy Night. Brian also enjoys hockey, bicycling, photography and music. He lives in Toronto with his family.