Dianne Hofmeyr - Author

About the Author

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up next to the sea, on the southern tip of Africa, and has travelled just about everywhere in Africa since. Her father was a mapmaker - helping her to plot not only the stars and unfamiliar terrain but also the texture and smell of new experiences. Her writing is a result of journeys with notebook and camera through places like Eygpt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. Her teenage fiction has won the prestigious M-Net Book prize, judged with adult fiction, the Sanlam GOLD for Youth Literature (twice), the Sanlam SILVER award, the YOUNG AFRICA AWARD, an IBBY HONOURS BOOK award and a YOUNG AFRICA award. In South Africa, 'The Waterbearer' has won the M.E.R. award and is currently shortlisted for the Sunday Times Book of the Year.

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Tiger Walk

Tiger Walk

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

One day Tom draws a tiger, inspired by his visit to the art gallery... That night, when Tom can't sleep, the tiger pads out of his drawing and purrs, Let's go for a walk! It's the beginning of a magical and life-changing adventure, as the tiger helps Tom to overcome some of his biggest fears.

My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

My daddy is a great big bear. He gets out of bed and grumbles and grouches, scratches and yawns! This charming picture book for younger children portrays a day in the life of a dad and daughter in a single-parent home, as they get up, have breakfast, go to school, go swimming, make dinner and prepare for bedtime. Dad is a great big bear, a silly monkey, a crocodile, an octopus and, at bedtime, a scary monster for a little while - but in the end it's Daddy being Daddy that the little girl loves best.

The Magic Bojabi Tree

The Magic Bojabi Tree

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Python has wrapped himself around the melon/mango/pomegranate tree with its delicious fruit, and he won't share the fruit unless the animals can tell him the correct name of the tree. Elephant, Monkey and Zebra each in turn visit Lion, who alone knows the name of the tree. But every time, the animals forget the name on the journey back to the tree. Then Tortoise, the slowest, smallest animal goes to Lion - and sings a special song to remind him of the name. It is the Bojabi Tree! Python unwraps himself from the trunk, and all the animals share a feast.

Eye of the Sun

Eye of the Sun

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2009

In this exciting sequel, Tuthmosis's brother, Amenhotep, struggles with the priests and his power-hungry young wife, Nefertiti. Ta Miu, who helped Tuthmosis and Isikara escape in Eye of the Moon,is now maidservant to Nefertiti's rival, Kiya. But Ta Miu disastrously falls for tomb-robber, Samut, and finds herself imprisoned as a result. Meanwhile Tuthmosis and Isikara return from Egypt in secret, sending rumours flying about the prince's intentions. Nefertiti is terrified that he is after her husband's throne, while the High Priest fears his secret will be revealed. Their hiding place betrayed by Samut, Isikara is captured and thrown into prison alongside Ta Miu, whilst Tuthmosis is murdered. But only Ta Miu and Isikara know the truth and unless they can escape from their prison, the guilty will go free...

Mama Mabena's Magic Sepedi version

Mama Mabena's Magic Sepedi version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Xitsonga version

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Xitsonga version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

Ntsikwani wa n'wana wu nge yimi. Uu n'wana ni u n'wana endyangu u ringeta ku wu yimisa, kambe Papa inghwazi! Baby's hiccups won't stop. Everybody in the family tries to make it stop, but Papa is the hero!

Mama Mabena's Magic siSwati version

Mama Mabena's Magic siSwati version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Mama Mabena's Magic Sesotho version

Mama Mabena's Magic Sesotho version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Mama Mabena's Magic Setswana version

Mama Mabena's Magic Setswana version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Mama Mabena's Magic Xitsonga version

Mama Mabena's Magic Xitsonga version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! siSwati version

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! siSwati version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

Intfwabi yemntfwana ayifuni kuphela. Wonke umuntfu emndenini wenta umtamo wekutsi iphele, kodvwa Babe nguye lichawe!Baby's hiccups won't stop. Everybody in the family tries to make it stop, but Papa is the hero!

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Setswana version

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Setswana version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

Kgodisa ya ngwana ga e kitla e kgaotsa. Mongwe le mongwe mo lelapeng o leka go mo thusa, fela rre ke ena a kgonang go fedisa kgodisa! Baby's hiccups won't stop. Everybody in the family tries to make it stop, but Papa is the hero!

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Sesotho version

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Sesotho version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

Bana ba thaabe ha ba emise. E mong le e mong ka hara lelapa o lekile ho e emisa, empa ntate ke mohludi! Baby's hiccups won't stop. Everybody in the family tries to make it stop, but Papa is the hero!

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Sepedi version

Hic...Hic... Hiccups! Sepedi version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

Thaabe ya ngwana e gana go kgaotca. Ka moka ka gae ba leka go dira gore e kgaotce. Mogale ke Tate! Baby's hiccups won't stop. Everybody in the family tries to make it stop, but Papa is the hero!

Cambridge Reading Routes Mama Mabena's Magic Tigre version

Cambridge Reading Routes Mama Mabena's Magic Tigre version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/1999

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Cambridge Reading Routes Mama Mabena's Magic Kiswahili version

Cambridge Reading Routes Mama Mabena's Magic Kiswahili version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/1999

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Ndebele version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Ndebele version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1999

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Reading Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Reading Kit, Hic Hic Hiccups! humorously explores six different ways to get rid of the hiccups. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Cambridge African Language Library Mama Mabena's Magic Ndebele version

Cambridge African Language Library Mama Mabena's Magic Ndebele version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1999

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Shona version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Shona version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1999

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Silozi version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Silozi version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Hausa version

Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Hausa version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Icibemba version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Icibemba version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Chitonga version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Chitonga version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Reading Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Reading Kit, Hic Hic Hiccups! humorously explores six different ways to get rid of the hiccups. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Kiikaonde version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Kiikaonde version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Luvale version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Luvale version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Cinyanja version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Cinyanja version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Reading Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Reading Kit, Hic Hic Hiccups! humorously explores six different ways to get rid of the hiccups. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Lunda version

Cambridge African Language Library Hic...Hic...Hiccups! Lunda version

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

Little Library Maths Kit Mama Mabena's Magic

Little Library Maths Kit Mama Mabena's Magic

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/1996

This book is available separately or as part of the Little Library Maths Kit. The colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches mathematical logic and literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Maths Kit, Mama Mabena's Magic explores numbers and colour theory through the medium of a story. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading entertaining as well as educational.

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