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Children: African stories

Illustrator: Anja Stoeckigt
Children  -  African stories
R 180
After Sara and her friends had an exciting journey in a hot air balloon to see the country and find out how to say 'hello' in How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?, they are making a return trip across South Africa to see more sights and to drop off the friends, one by one. As they do so, they also need to find out how to say 'goodbye' to one another in all of the country's 11 official languages.

But just as Sara starts to feel sad, she discovers that 'goodbye' can be the start of something new, something wonderful. Join her and find this out for yourself too.

This is another delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, and a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren't sure how to pronounce 'goodbye' in all 11 official languages, there is a digital link to the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.
Publication date: 2021-03-31
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9780799398847

Children: African stories

Illustrator: Linki Brand
Children  -  African stories
R 330
Halala, unsung heroes! In this charmingly illustrated book, the celebrated storyteller Wendy Maartens compiled 21 stories of unsung South African heroes. Some stories are as alive as the windswept contours of Table Mountain. Others are so current that the joyous marvel of the events is still settling. Discover how Job Maseko sank an enemy warship. Rejoice with the boy who walked barefoot through a war and follow the footsteps of the San boys who were kidnapped by traders. Be inspired by former slave, Emilie Lehn's survival of severe hardships and celebrate the long-awaited restoral of Sarah Baartman's honour after her death. This collection is the perfect gift for any young story lover!
Publication date: 2020-06-08
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9781946498984

Children: African stories

Illustrator: Luke W. Molver
Children  -  African stories
R 221
This full-colour graphic novel places Shaka's rule against the slave trade that was expanding from the East African coast, and the Europeans spreading inland from the south. It draws on the recent research of Prof. Dan Wylie and explores the rise to power of a shrewd young prince who had to consolidate a new kingdom through warfare, mediation, and political alliances in order to defend his people against the expanding slave trade.
All the research is expertly repackaged by the young South African graphic novelist Luke Molver and author Mason O'Connor.
Molver explains: “I believe that people are inherently the same: we feel the same emotions, burn under the same sun and bleed the same red. Shaka Rising is an epic tale set in a different age, but its characters and themes are as familiar to us as sibling rivalry, the heartache of a lost love, or simply a yearning to belong. It is as much a coming-of-age tale as it is a saga of war and politics.”
Publication date: 2020-04-01
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9781485900627

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 160
The Cheetah Who Ran Too Fast is a lively and beautifully illustrated collection of stories straight out of the African bush. These tales for children, written in verse, should be read out loud so that parents and children alike can enjoy their suspense, thrills and laughs.

As the world gets busier, parents need to create opportunities to build strong relationships with their children and share family values in a creative way. Trudi Franke uses nature to address parenting challenges, playground problems and childhood growing pains.

From the Pompous Elephant to the Toothless Lion, the memorable characters in these eight stories will delight and entertain children, while teaching them important and valuable lessons.
Publication date: 2019-12-31
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9780624087427

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 295
Niki Daly's spunky little heroine was first introduced in Jamela's Dress in 1999 and has been a firm favourite ever since; delighting young and old alike. Who can forget Gogo and Mama's little chicken from Yebo, Jamela!, destined for the cooking pot but adopted as Jamela's pet?  A girl like many others, Jamela dreams of  pretty dresses and shoes and is worried and scared when Mama announces they are moving house. Jamela is unforgettable!
Publication date: 2019-09-20
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9781946498939

Children: African stories

Illustrator: Luke W. Molver
Children  -  African stories
R 215
It is a time of triumph - and looming danger From the award-winning Luke Molver comes a new graphic novel that will continue to make South African history fun and interesting. The defeat of the slave-trading clans, as seen in Shaka Rising, was a good thing for the Zulu kingdom, but a dangerous new tide of colonisation was rising as foreign fortune hunters arrived from across the sea. Even within King Shaka's own lands, treachery loomed, threatening the balance of power. King Shaka is the second graphic novel featuring one of our biggest African heroes. We walk with him as he faces new challenges in a changing world, while he strives to shield his people from danger. The foreword of this colourful book is written by Dr Sibongiseni Mkhize, Chief Executive Officer of the South African State Theatre in Pretoria. This is the second graphic novel in the African Graphic Novel Series, created by the Pietermaritzburg-based consortium Story Press Africa, published by Catalyst Press, and distributed by LAPA. During May 2019, the first book in the series, Shaka Rising: A Legend of the Warrior Prince, won a major award in the USA. It was named a 2019 Honor Book by the Children's Africana Book Awards.
Publication date: 2019-09-15
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9781432308612

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 150
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.
Publication date: 2018-04-17
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9781432308001

Children: African stories

Illustrator: Richard Mackintosh
Children  -  African stories
R 130
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.
Publication date: 2018-01-31
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9781485900344

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 100
Cheetah boasts that, because he can run faster than any other animal, he is the real king of the beasts. Winning a race against the other animals only reinforces his posturing and he boasts that he can run even faster than the wind. The wind takes up the challenge, leading to an outcome that keeps Cheetah's tears running down his cheeks as a permanent reminder of his place in the natural world.
How Cheetah Got His Tears is a story that warns of the perils of boasting, yet shows that the capacity to accept defeat with grace and humility can lead to reconciliation and acceptance.
Publication date: 2017-07-31
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9781432307196

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 100
Shongololo is a greedy little worm who lives happily in his garden but refuses to share it with anyone. In fact, he is proud of the fact that he has no friends. Then one day, disaster strikes when a hungry eagle decides that Shongololo will make a juicy snack! After his nastiness, will the other garden creatures want to rescue Shongololo?

Young readers will be drawn into the drama of this tale of selfishness, kindness, and compassion, accompanied by imaginative and colourful illustrations.

Ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar as Die Selfsugtige Songololo.
Publication date: 2017-05-01
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9781485900306

Children: African stories

Illustrator: Anja Stoeckigt
Children  -  African stories
R 180
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.
Publication date: 2017-04-01
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9781432307905

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 160
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.
Publication date: 2016-09-01
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9781432306878

Children: African stories

Illustrator: Izak Vollgraaff
Children  -  African stories
R 100
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.
Publication date: 2016-05-01
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9781432306861

Children: African stories

Illustrator: Izak Vollgraaff
Children  -  African stories
R 100
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.
Publication date: 2016-05-01
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9781775842545

Children: African stories

Children  -  African stories
R 140
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.
Publication date: 2015-07-01

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