Cynthia Rylant always plucked that chord for me, both with "The Relatives Came", the 1986 Caldecott Honor and her 1983 Caldecott Honor picture book "When I Was Young in the Mountains".
We grow up, make new relatives, travel new ways and now I find myself in need of information. I'll be travelling to places where nary a relative waits for me. No borrowed bed or family table are available.
I need A TRAVEL BOOK!
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Enter the Gale Virtual Reference Library!
We have travel books available online from DK and the Rough Guides.
While all the titles can be read online, the travel guide you want can also be downloaded to your home computer section-by-section and then saved to (transferred to) your mobile device. Use the USB cable or email to transfer it to your device, depending on which one you have.
[A bit clumsy? Maybe. But I saved $23 compared to buying the paperback version of a 'Rough Guide'; it's easier to carry and I can just delete it when my trip is over.]
For you mobile computing users, remember than many travel information providers now have FREE apps you can run on your smartphone or tablet to provide maps, reservation services, links to local business information and help for travelers. Depending on your platform you may want an app from Trip It, Google Translate (works with text AND speech!), Gate Guru or Travel Smart.