Beautiful book based on the true story of African model, Georgie Badiel. Gie Gie must walk with her mother everyday to get water from the well. Gie Gie wants to find a way to bring the water closer to her village. Wonderful opportunity for discussion.
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.
I have created 19 NO PREP Extension Activities.
Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections Pre-Reading Activity
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions Answer Key
Compare and Contrast
Important Events of the Story
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Making Connections: Text to World
All About Gie Gie
3 Ways to Help Your Family
The Water Princess 3-2-1