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These 10 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.

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 Tiger’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! 

About the Author & Illustrator

Beverley Naidoo grew up in Johannesburg. As a student she joined the resistance to apartheid, ending up exiled in England. Her first book, Journey to Jo’burg, opened a window for children world-wide, and has just celebrated its 25th anniversary of publication. Beverley has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal for The Other Side of Truth. Her other books include The Great Tug of War, S is for South Africa and Aesop’s Fables.

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. His awards include a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava, the Octogone de Chêne, the Premio Alpi Apuane and the IBBY Honour List. His books for Frances Lincoln include Fussy Freya with Katherine Quarmby, The Magic Bojabi Tree with Dianne Hofmeyr, and The Great Tug of War and Aesop’s Fables with Beverley Naidoo.

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Authors: Beverley Naidoo and Piet Grobler
ISBN: 9781431421404
Size (mm): 215x270mm
Pages: 72pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Colour
Rights: Southern African Rights
Language: IsiXhosa
Publication Date: March 2015