One Dark, Dark Night Xitsonga Version by Lesley Beake


One Dark, Dark Night Xitsonga Version by Lesley Beake

This title forms part of the Little Library programme, which consists of a Literacy Kit, Numeracy Kit and Life Skills Kit. These were developed to respond to a need for high-quality, indigenous books for the younger members of our communities. The kits have been revised to meet the changing needs of learners, schools and new education policies. Many of the well-loved stories, posters and activities have been kept and exciting new stories have been added. The posters, activities and the Teacher's Guide have all been revised to provide fresh, new ideas to try out in the classroom. One dark, dark night is a title in the Little Library Literacy Kit. Summary: The main concepts taught include domestic or farm animals, animal sounds, opposites and sequencing. Additional concepts include fears, dangers and families.

About the Author

Lesley Beake

LESLEY BEAKE is a multi-award-winning writer for children and young adults. Her international awards include, for Song of Be, a Children's Book of Note and the Best Book for Young Adults by the ALA. Outside South Africa her books have been published in ten countries. Of the 45 books published in South Africa, one has been translated into thirteen African languages. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was the highly-acclaimed picture book Home Now, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. She lives in Simon's Town, near Cape Town, South Africa.

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16 pages


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Publication date

31st December 2007



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