A Stork in a Baobab Tree An African 12 Days of Christmas by Catherine House
  

Synopsis

A Stork in a Baobab Tree An African 12 Days of Christmas by Catherine House

New in paperback. Set in Africa during the Christmas season, this is the story of a village preparing for a celebration - the birth of a child. The story is told in verse inspired by the traditional carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, but in this version by the author Catherine House the gifts are: 1 stork in a baobab tree, 2 thatched huts, 3 woven baskets, 4 market traders, 5 bright khangas, 6 women pounding, 7 children playing, 8 wooden carvings, 9 grazing goats, 10 drummers drumming, 11 dancers dancing and 12 storytellers. This is a Christmas steeped in the atmosphere of African village life, including descriptions of the objects and activities mentioned in the text.

Reviews

Charming and fun for children in both Keys Satges 1 and 2 to engage with and to sing together, and the publication could make a worthwhile contribution to pupils

. 'Vibrant and full of life, this title covers a huge range of cultural details with relatively little text, perfect for sharing as a group.

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Vibrant and full of life, this title covers a huge range of cultural details with relatively little text, perfect for sharing as a group

A Christmas story set in a South African village, which uses the format of the Twelve Days of Christmas to explore village life and customs. Teachers will find this book extremely useful as well as beautifully excecuted

set in Africa. Polly Alakija

About the Author

CATHERINE HOUSE is an established educational writer who specialises in writing for African and Caribbean schools, and who has worked with leading educational publishers, including Macmillan Education. She has lived and worked in Kenya, Sudan, Eritrea and Zimbabwe. She now lives in Oxford where she works part-time for a charity helping homeless people. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln. POLLY ALAKIJA is a British artist living and working in South Africa. Before that, she lived for fifteen years in Nigeria. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in Africa and Europe, and her previous books include Catch That Goat for Barefoot Books. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln. She lives in Tewkesbury, Gloscestershire.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Catherine House
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2015

ISBN

9781847806055


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