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Who is King? By Beverley Naidoo

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All kinds of animals feature in these ten sparkling stories from all over Africa, by an award-winning author and illustrator.

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Who is King?: And other tales from Africa by Beverley Naidoo

All kinds of animals feature in these ten sparkling stories from all over Africa, by an award-winning author and illustrator. Find out what happens to Lion when he challenges Elephant and discovers who is the real king of the savannah; laugh along with Tortoise as he bewitches the animals in Leopard' s work-party with his irresistible music; find out why Hippo has no hair, how Elephant got his trunk, and why Cockerel crows. Then read about the woman who had a mouse-child! The stories are drawn from the rich folklore of Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and are perfectly matched by Piet Grobler' s wonderful illustrations.

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Naidoo is unrivalled at encapsulating both story and style within her retellings.


Ten lively stories from across the continent are included in this unusual collection of stories about animals of all kinds.They are just as enchanting as many better-known stories and they are perfect to read aloud. The stories are perfectly matched by Piet Grobler's delicately detailed illustrations.


Selected as a April highlight for Children's Previews

"Follow-up to the bestselling Aesop's Fables, from the same creative team."

"Rich in folklore and complete with evocative illustrations by Piet Grobler, this would make a marvellous addition to any classroom."


Selected as a April highlight for Children's Previews

"Follow-up to the bestselling Aesop's Fables, from the same creative team."

"Rich in folklore and complete with evocative illustrations by Piet Grobler, this would make a marvellous addition to any classroom."

Ten lively stories from across the continent are included in this unusual collection of stories about animals of all kinds.They are just as enchanting as many better-known stories and they are perfect to read aloud. The stories are perfectly matched by Piet Grobler's delicately detailed illustrations.

Naidoo is unrivalled at encapsulating both story and style within her retellings.

About Beverley Naidoo


BEVERLEY NAIDOO was born in South Africa. Her first book, Journey to Jo'burg, was written in exile in Britain where it won The Other Award. It opened a window onto children's struggles under apartheid. In South Africa it was banned until 1991, the year after Nelson Mandela was released from jail. After 26 years Beverley could return freely to research in the country. No Turning Back and Out of Bounds followed. In her stories for older children, her characters from different backgrounds face tense conflicts and choices. The Other Side of Truth won her the Carnegie Medal, the first time in 64 years for a novel of African origin. Her books for younger children include The Great Tug of War, S is for South Africa (Children's Africana Honor Book, USA) and a re-telling of Aesop's Fables (Parents' Choice Silver Award, USA; USBBY Outstanding International Book) and Who is King?

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Piet Grobler grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List. His books for Frances Lincoln include The Great Tug of War (9781845070557), Aesop's Fables (9781847800077) and Who Is King? (9781847805140) with Beverley Naidoo, Fussy Freya (9781845075118) with Katharine Quarmby, The Magic Bojabi Tree with Dianne Hofmeyr (9781847805867) and All the Wild Wonders (9781847806260) and A is Amazing (9781847805133) with Wendy Cooling.

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GOR009276852
Who is King?: And other tales from Africa by Beverley Naidoo
Beverley Naidoo
Used - Good
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2015-04-02
72
1847805140
9781847805140
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.