Who Is King?: And Other Tales From Africa

byBeverley NaidooIllustratorPiet Grobler

Hardcover | April 2, 2015

Who Is King?: And Other Tales From Africa by Beverley Naidoo
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AChildren's Africana Book Awards Best Book 2016

All kinds of animals are featured 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! 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.

BEVERLEY NAIDOOÂwas 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 f...
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Title:Who Is King?: And Other Tales From AfricaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:72 pages, 11 X 8.75 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:72 pages, 11 X 8.75 X 0.5 inPublished:April 2, 2015Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847805140

ISBN - 13:9781847805140

Appropriate for ages: 5

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