Yatandou

byGloria WhelanIllustratorPete Sylvada

August 22, 2007|
Yatandou by Gloria Whelan
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Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear. Through the eyes and voice of a young girl, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings to life one village's dream of a better future. Atmospheric paintings from artist Peter Sylvada capture the landscape and spirit of this inspiring story of sacrifice and hope.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com!
Award-winning author Gloria Whelan received the National Book Award for her young adult novel, Homeless Bird. Her books with Sleeping Bear Press include The Listeners, Friend on Freedom River, and Jam and Jelly with Holly and Nellie. She lives in Michigan.
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Title:YatandouFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.31 X 9.38 X 0.31 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 11.31 X 9.38 X 0.31 inPublished:August 22, 2007Publisher:Cherry Lake PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1585362115

ISBN - 13:9781585362110

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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