The Leopard's Drum Big Book An Asante Tale from West Africa by Jessica Souhami
  

Synopsis

The Leopard's Drum Big Book An Asante Tale from West Africa by Jessica Souhami

Osebo, the leopard, has a magnificent drum, but he won't let anyone else have it - not even Nyame the Sky-God. So Nyame offers a big reward to the animal who will bring him the drum. This tale from West Africa features illustrations adapted from the author's own shadow puppets. Also available as a regular size paperback.

Reviews

The illustrations are outstanding. Adapted from characters created for [Jessica's] own travelling puppet shows, they startle and enchant like shadow puppets in a live performance. The Independent

About the Author

Jessica Souhami studied at the Central School of Art and Design. In 1980 she formed Mme Souhami and Co, a travelling puppet company using colourful shadow puppets with a musical accompaniment and a storyteller. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Sausages!, Foxy!, The Strongest Boy in the World, In the Dark, Dark Wood, Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby, Leopard's Drum, No Dinner!, Rama and the Demon King, The Famous Adventures of a Bird Brained Hen, The Little, Little House, Mrs McCool and the Giant Cuchulainn, The Sticky Doll Trap, and King Pom and the Fox. Jessica lives in North London.

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Book Info

Format

Big book
36 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Jessica Souhami
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Publisher

Publication date

1st March 2003

ISBN

9780711221475


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