Nyambura Waits For The Bus


Nyambura is going to visit her Gogo! She arrives at the bustling market place to find that she is last in the queue and that the bus has not yet arrived. While she waits for the bus, Nyambura remembers the fun things that she and her Gogo have done together. Meanwhile, the queue of people is getting shorter and shorter because of disaster that strikes each of the waiting passengers. Will Nyambura’s generous spirit help them to get on the bus in time?

Selling points

• The story highlights the importance of doing good deeds for others and the special relationship that exists between a grandmother and her grandchild.
• It’s a very African story and will appeal to both the local and tourism market.
• Available in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.


Cath Alexander lives in Johannesburg with her family. After nearly ten years of full-time teaching, she resigned to concentrate on raising her two young children and nurture her love of reading and writing for children. Cath realised there was a gap that needed to be filled in terms of sharing the diverse cultures and ways of life in South Africa with children. As a teacher, Cath feels that added diversity in children’s books would lead more children to feel better valued. This is her second storybook, with Timothy’s Tomatoes being her first.


Catherine Groenewald of the Little Girl who did not want to Grow Up and the Thandi and Nosipho series illustrates this beautiful African tale. Catherine Groenewald lives with her husband and three daughters on a smallholding outside Stellenbosch. She is kept busy with her writing, illustrating, chickens, fruit trees and gardening. She is involved with the not-for-profit initiative Siphosenkosi, which trains previously disadvantaged women to make an African rag doll called Nosipho. The doll is featured in each of the books in the Thandi and Nosipho series. Catherine’s passion is to work with children who are in crisis, foster care or suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS.

English 978-1-4314-2521-1
Afrikaans 978-1-4314-2522-8
Xhosa 978-1-4314-2524-2
Zulu 978-1-4314-2523-5
GENRE Children’s
FORMAT Paperback 
SIZE 270x225mm
RIGHTS World rights
RELEASE June 2017