The Name of the Tree: A Bantu Tale by Celia LottridgeThe Name of the Tree: A Bantu Tale by Celia Lottridge

The Name of the Tree: A Bantu Tale

byCelia LottridgeIllustratorIan Wallace

Hardcover | May 1, 2002

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Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award

A well-known Bantu tale brought to dramatic life by extraordinary pictures depicting Africa in an uncliched way.

Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written several highly acclaimed children's books, including Ticket to Curlew (winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award), Berta: A Remarkable Dog (nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, Ho...
Title:The Name of the Tree: A Bantu TaleFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888990979

ISBN - 13:9780888990976

Appropriate for ages: 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I love this story so much. It's an old tale that has repeating lines so it's perfect for oral stories. The book touches on humility, teamwork and "slow and steady wins the race". Great read for k-4. The illustrations are fabulous. Would recommend to have in your library.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Illustrations This is a beautiful book. The story is captivating and the illustrations are detailed and beautiful. My kids love picking out the animals and talking about the pictures -- it makes reading the story together a much more interactive experience.
Date published: 2002-07-09

Editorial Reviews

"A lively African folktale that celebrates effort rather than talent...A strong read-aloud, handsomely illustrated." - Booklist

"The steady cadence of the text makes the story a worthy addition to the storytelling shelf, and young readers should also find it satisfying reading." - School Library Journal

"The story moves quickly in an easy, conversational style." - Horn Book