The Elders at the Door

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Early one morning three tired, dirty, hungry elders – Blessing, Wisdom and Love – knock on the door of a family home. The family wishes to invite them in but they can only choose one visitor to enter their home. Which of the three do they pick?

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Early one morning three tired, dirty, hungry elders – Blessing, Wisdom and Love – knock on the door of a family home. The family wishes to invite them in but they can only choose one visitor to enter their home. Which of the three do they pick?

This fable is told across the continent and belongs to all of Africa and its people. Although the setting and characters are quintessentially African – from the rhythms of their speech to the patterns on their clothes – the message is universal. This is a book for every child and family.

Well written and beautifully illustrated, this book will have children wanting to read it over and over again. This story originally appeared in the Sunday Times Storytime: 10 South African Stories for Children in 2014.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Maryanne and Shayle Bester are the creators of the "Cool Nguni” picture book series, as well as other South African children’s books. They are sisters who grew up on a Free State farm, and graduated from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Shayle majoring in Fine Art and Maryanne in Dramatic Arts.  

Also available in 

Afrikaans – 978-1-4314-2529-7
IsiXhosa – 978-1-4314-2531-0
IsiZulu – 978-1-4314-2530-3

ISBN 978-1-4314-2273-9
GENRE Children’s
FORMAT Paperback 
SIZE 297x210mm
EXTENT 32pp
PRICE R95
RIGHTS World rights
RELEASE May 2017