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Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 140
R 112Jy spaar R 28
Letters are in Upper and Lower case, both large enough for small fingers to trace around to practise each letter shape. Each illustration includes a single sentence introducing an animal. The sentence structure is the same for each animal, to enourage reading due to the repetitive nature of the text. The names of each animal have been carefully selected as common names in Southern Africa. Built into each illustration is a series of items or actions that begin with the featured letter of the alphabet. Children are encouraged to find all of the things that begin with each letter. This aids in phonetic processing as each word needs to be said aloud to determine whether it begins with the correct letter.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-17
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9781432308001

Children: African stories

Illustreerder: Richard Mackintosh
Children  -  African stories
R 130
R 104Jy spaar R 26
The rich folklore culture of Africa has been passed down by word of mouth through countless generations. Dianne Stewart has a passion for collecting and retelling these stories, making them accessible to a whole new audience.

In The Guineafowl's Spots and Other African Bird Tales she has created a unique collection of African folktales, exclusively about birds. Drawn from across the continent, these tales often draw on human characteristics and are followed by African proverbs that illustrate various moral lessons.

This fascinating collection includes classic tales such as 'Why Flamingo Stands on One Leg' from Nigeria, 'The Laughing Dove' from North Africa, and the Xhosa tale 'The Bird That Could Make Milk'.

Beautiful illustrations by Richard Mackintosh bring to life the magic of the stories and the beauty of birds themselves. Many of the tales include additional facts on the featured birds.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-31
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9781432307394

Children: African stories

Illustreerder: Jacqui Taylor
Children  -  African stories
R 80
R 64Jy spaar R 16
On an August day, in Zimbabwe, a newborn black rhino lost his mother. Black rhinos are critically endangered. Knowing that the calf would not survive without help, a park ranger made an astonishing decision: he took the rhino home.

Chizi's Tale is the story of how one of Africa's fiercest animals was raised by a remarkable family until it was time to return him to the wild.

The author has donated all proceeds to Tusk, to be used for Black Rhino conservation.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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9780624081302

Children: African stories

Illustreerder: Toni Pinchuck
Children  -  African stories
R 190
R 152Jy spaar R 38
When Elephant receives an invitation to a party he fires up his steam engine for an all African adventure.  More animals join him at each jungle station. It's a rollicking trans-continental journey! Along the way they bicker, tell tales and play until they reach the magnificent gates of the Hotel Splendide where the monkeys are waiting with a huge surprise . . . Told in quirky rhyme with glorious, glowing illustrations this book will enchant children with Africa's fantasmagorical wildlife.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781485900306

Children: African stories

Illustreerder: Anja Stoeckigt
Children  -  African stories
R 150
R 120Jy spaar R 30
Sara's first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn't understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello.

This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, is a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren't sure how to pronounce 'hello' in all 11 official languages, there is a CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-04-01
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9780624081258

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 165
R 132Jy spaar R 33
One day Mr Tati brings home a surprise - a sweet little piglet with a rosy face and curly tail! How Mr and Mrs Tati love their piggy baby - but what will happen when the piglet goes to school? And could this tale have one more surprise at the end of it? A funny and original story showing that families are what you make them, and love is what matters most.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-03-01
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9781432307905

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 130
R 104Jy spaar R 26
Now available for the first time in softcover, this delightful collection of 55 nursery rhymes - specially reworked and adapted for South African children - is a must on every young child's bookshelf. Nursery rhymes are an essential part of a child's development, teaching youngsters rhythm and rhyme as well as word skills, and improving memory. They are also useful for helping to teach vocabulary and learning to count.

The fun, colourful and often humorous illustrations are sure to capture the imagination and will make bedtime or anytime reading an activity that both children and parents will look forward to, and will have them returning to the rhymes time and time again.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-09-01
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9781432306878

Children: African stories

Illustreerder: Izak Vollgraaff
Children  -  African stories
R 90
R 72Jy spaar R 18
Themba and his brother and sister are excited that Aunt Alice is coming to visit them in the village. When they arrive at the station to meet her, the children find her in a tree. She explains that a lion wants to eat her. There is no sign of a lion but as the days pass and to the family's great amusement, Aunt Alice remains convinced that there is a lion lurking behind every bush, just waiting to pounce. Could Aunt Alice be right?

Cape Town-based Lindsay Norman has been involved in educational publishing for three decades and is passionate about child literacy. She is a founder member of Hwange Schools Project, a non-profit organisation that promotes literacy in a number of schools in Zimbabwe. The Elephants are Coming! and Aunt Alice and the Lion are her first children's books.

Izak Vollgraaff is a Cape Town-based illustrator, painter and art teacher. His work has been featured by most of southern Africa's major publishing houses. Izak's fascination for Africa - its cultures, nature, wildlife and people - finds expression through his art.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-05-01
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9781432306861

Children: African stories

Illustreerder: Izak Vollgraaff
Children  -  African stories
R 90
R 72Jy spaar R 18
en-year-old Themba dreams of joining his father and older brother in chasing the elephants away if they should come to eat their corn, as they did last year. Sadly, everyone tells him that he is too young and must stay at home to protect his mother, sister and grandfather while his father and brother are away. But danger lurks much closer to home! Readers will have to find out if Themba is brave enough for the challenge.

Cape Town-based Lindsay Norman has been involved in educational publishing for three decades and is passionate about child literacy. She is a founder member of Hwange Schools Project, a non-profit organisation that promotes literacy in a number of schools in Zimbabwe. The Elephants are Coming! and Aunt Alice and the Lion are her first children's books.

Izak Vollgraaff is a Cape Town-based illustrator, painter and art teacher. His work has been featured by most of southern Africa's major publishing houses. Izak's fascination for Africa - its cultures, nature, wildlife and people - finds expression through his art.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-05-01
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9781775842545

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 130
R 104Jy spaar R 26
A lively book to learn your ABC but also a colourfully illustrated guide to South Africa, its celebrated places and well-known objects.

Seasoned illustrator Sandy Lightley's bright illustrations bring the country to life while fostering an awareness of sounds and letters. There are fun questions about the elements on each page; and a parents' guide at the back, with addresses and contact numbers, outlines key activities and places of interest, and will facilitate visits to the major sights and attractions.

Aimed at tourists and locals alike, this vibrant book will delight and inform.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-07-01
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9781919764498

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 200
R 160Jy spaar R 40
These ancient African stories, carried over from generation to generation, contain magical, romantic and mysterious qualities equaling the best of European fairy-tales. Enjoy the art of African story-telling!
Publikasiedatum: 2015-06-30
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9781485900030

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 180
R 144Jy spaar R 36
There is a storyteller in almost every village in Africa. Telling stories is not her official job. By day she may be a Gogo, a teacher, a farmer or a seamstress. But at night, round the fire, she will sit surrounded by young children, old friends, neighbours and travellers. She will tell of how it was in the olden days, when the earth was young, when man was a hunter-gatherer, and when the animals roamed wild throughout the continent.

The author spent several months hiking around the villages, towns, farms and deserts of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, asking people who can't read or write to tell her their favourite stories. The result is this children's treasury of legends and fables, of witchdoctors and kingdoms of strange creatures and talking animals, which celebrates Africa and its ancient storytelling culture.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-05-01
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9781432303556

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 150
R 120Jy spaar R 30
Aimed at children, both across the African continent as well as around the world, this collection of 20 folktales has been retold by Dianne Stewart for today's youngsters. The stories originate from countries as diverse as Swaziland, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zanzibar and South Africa. Now in a new, user-friendly format and beautifully illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Folktales from Africa sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The extraordinary tales are not only interesting, but also highly informative and educational.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-02-01
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9781775841814

Children: African stories

Illustreerder: Claire Norden
Children  -  African stories
R 90
R 72Jy spaar R 18
A captivating story, told in rhyming verse, about a hadeda who loves to sing. Hagedash and her family will be familiar characters to children across the country - the cast is drawn from the comical birds they see every day on garden lawns.
The text offers insight into the real-life traits and habits of hadedas and tells the story of Hagedash, her happy meeting with Hagar and their growing family. The initially tranquil scene builds up to a great commotion, but it all ends peacefully.
The bright, playful drawings are by Claire Norden who has a proven track record in illustrating children's books.
The book comes with a full page of stickers to encourage further engagement with the story.
This third title in Struik Nature's 'Original African Tale' series, set to become local classics.
Publikasiedatum: 2014-08-01
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9781432303501

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 150
R 120Jy spaar R 30
A stunning new cover, design and format brings African Myths & Legends, a combination of two earlier publications (Daughter of the moonlight and Other African Tales and South African Myths and Legends), to life. It is a spellbinding and fascinati ng collection of tales that will enliven the
imagination of young readers.
Vividly illustrated, the book sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The magic lies in deciding whether the stories are fact or fiction. The book offers an explanation for the mysteries people encountered in their ordinary daily lives and the norms and social practices that have emerged from these events. Using historical events as a backdrop, yet weaving in fantasy and magic, these extraordinary tales are not only interesting but also highly informative and educational.

Dianne Stewart has postgraduate degrees in African Languages and English (specialising in South African Literature). She has written a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including Folktales from Africa. Many of her books have been published in other languages such as The Gift of the Sun (Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, French and South Korean). Chasing the Wind has also been transcribed into Braille.

Jay Heale is an authority on children's books in South Africa and edits the Bookchat website which carries news and reviews of children's literature and is updated monthly. He has also written a number of books including True African Animal Tales and South African Sea Adventures, both published by Struik.
Publikasiedatum: 2014-07-01

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