The Great Tug of War

Written by Beverley Naidoo

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Eight witty short stories about how Mmutla, the clever little hare, outwits the other animals. In The Great Tug-of-War, Mmutla challenges both  Tlou the elephant and Kubu the Hippo to a tug of war. Both are sure they can win against the puny Hare. Little do they know who they will really be competing against! Clever Mmutla skips out of the way just in time. Mmutla pulls similar stunts in the rest of the stories always delighting with a little harmless cunning that keeps him out of danger.

The Great Tug of War Synopsis

When you have Ntsu, the Eagle soaring high in the sky looking for her supper, and Tswhene, the Baboon vowing to throw you off a cliff, you need all the tricks you can think of. Mmutla, the Hare tricks Tlou, the Elephant and Kubu, the Hippo into having an epic tug of war. King Lion, Tswhene and Khudu, the Tortoise set out to teach Mmutla a lesson.

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ISBN: 9781845070557
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781845070557
Publication date: 1st March 2006
Author: Beverley Naidoo
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 7+ readers

About Beverley Naidoo

Beverley Naidoo was born into a white, middle-class family in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1943. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1963. Her involvement with the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa led to her being imprisoned in solitary confinement for eight weeks at the age of 21. She left for England in 1965 and studied at the University of York with the help of a United Nations Bursary, training to become a teacher. Her first novel for children, Journey to Jo'burg, was published in 1985. A powerful portrayal of racism seen from a child's perspective, the book was banned in South Africa until 1991. ...

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